Title: Cross-border transfer of personal data to countries outside the EEA: a case study of Norwegian companies

Authors: Yue Liu

Addresses: Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law, Institute of Private Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Abstract: This article seeks to describe the present status of trans-border data flow regulation in Norway and provoke reflection about its operation and effectiveness based on a qualitative study of three Norwegian companies. It examines legal issues about personal data transfer to countries outside the EEA, and the USA is excluded. It also attempts to find out the major challenges for the implementation of the law and provide suggestions.

Keywords: personal data; European Economic Area; EEA; data protection; trans-border data flows; Safe Harbor Agreement; USA; United States; EU Directives; European Union; international agreements; BCRs; binding corporate rules; Norway; cross-border transfers; data regulation; legal issues; private law.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPL.2011.042685

International Journal of Private Law, 2011 Vol.4 No.4, pp.457 - 468

Published online: 26 Sep 2011 *

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