Article 50 GDPR (International Cooperation For The Protection of Personal Data)

Article 50 of GDPR: International Cooperation For The Protection of Personal Data

Article 50 of GDPR provides for the opportunity for the Commission and the supervisory authorities to develop international cooperation for the protection of personal data.

Developing international cooperation (Article 50(1) GDPR)

With the global economy and technology allowing personal data to be transferred from one continent to another, GDPR encourages the Commission and the supervisory authorities to develop international cooperation with third countries and international organizations for the sake of data protection.

GDPR outlines the following recommendations:

  1. Develop international cooperation to facilitate the enforcement of data protection legislation (Article 50(1)(a) GDPR)
  2. Provide international mutual assistance relating to all aspects of data protection (Article 50(1)(b) GDPR)
  3. Actively seek to further international cooperation for the purpose of data protection legislation enforcement (Article 50(1)(c) GDPR)
  4. Promote the exchange of documentation on personal data protection and ways to handle jurisdictional conflicts (Article 50(1)(d) GDPR)

Recitals applicable to Article 50 of GDPR

Relevant Recitals: 116

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Cited Legislation in Article 50 or relevant recitals


GDPR Text: Article 50 of GDPR and Relevant Recitals

GDPR Text Source: EUR-Lex

Official GDPR Text: General Data Protection Regulation 

Official GDPR Title: REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), corrected by Corrigendum, OJL 127, 23.5.2018, p. 2 ((EU) 2016/679)