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The guidance on this page is suitable for large businesses in the public, private and third sectors. Small businesses should use the resources on our small business web hub.

Brief guidance

International transfers: A guide

The rules about transferring information to other countries, restricted transfers and how and when to use them.

Transfer mechanisms

International data transfer agreements (IDTAs)

Guidance on IDTAs and how to use them. Includes transfer agreement templates, addendum templates and a risk assessment tool.

Binding corporate rules (BCRs)

How to prepare and apply for the approval of a BCR and lists of currently approved BCRs.

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