Model contractual clauses are an instrument that is increasingly used for data transfers in different systems around the world.
Both the EU and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asia) have developed such clauses, on the basis of converging principles. To assist companies present in both jurisdictions with their compliance efforts under both sets of clauses, the Commission and ASEAN have developed a joint Guide that identifies commonalities between the EU standard contractual clauses and ASEAN model contractual clauses.
This Guide will be complemented with best practices from companies that use these contractual instruments for transferring data.
1 Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission. “Privacy convergence in action: EU-ASEAN cooperation on model clauses for data transfers“. 24 May 2023