Chapter 9 – Transborder Information Flows

Chapter 9

Trans-border Information Flows

Section 72

Transfers of personal information outside Republic

  1. A responsible party in the Republic may not transfer personal information about a data subject to a third party who is in a foreign country unless—
    1. the third party who is the recipient of the information is subject to a law, binding corporate rules or binding agreement which provide an adequate level of protection that—
      1. effectively upholds principles for reasonable processing of the information that are substantially similar to the conditions for the lawful processing of personal information relating to a data subject who is a natural person and, where applicable, a juristic person; and
      2. includes provisions, that are substantially similar to this section, relating to the further transfer of personal information from the recipient to third parties who are in a foreign country;
    2. the data subject consents to the transfer;
    3. the transfer is necessary for the performance of a contract between the data subject and the responsible party, or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken in response to the data subject’s request;
    4. the transfer is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract concluded in the interest of the data subject between the responsible party and a third party; or
    5. the transfer is for the benefit of the data subject, and—
      1.  it is not reasonably practicable to obtain the consent of the data subject to that transfer; and
      2.  if it were reasonably practicable to obtain such consent, the data subject would be likely to give it.
  2. For the purpose of this section—
    1. ‘‘binding corporate rules’’ means personal information processing policies, within a group of undertakings, which are adhered to by a responsible party or operator within that group of undertakings when transferring personal information to a responsible party or operator within that same group of undertakings in a foreign country; and
    2. ‘‘group of undertakings’’ means a controlling undertaking and its controlled undertakings.