Uruguay receives adequacy determination from EU for personal data protections.

At the end of August, the European Union determined that Uruguay’s privacy laws provide an adequate level of protection.  This allows companies, governments, or individuals to transfer personal information from Europe to Uruguay without the use of model contract clauses, binding corporate rules, or the US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor program.  At first glance, achieving “adequacy” may not seem substantial. However with this classification, Uruguay has successfully joined an elite group of nations outside of the EU that includes only: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Faeroe Islands, Guernsey, Israel, the Isle of Man, and the United States when certain conditions are satisfied. Continue reading