Introduction to the survey



The Directorate-General for Justice of the European Commission has commissioned Timelex to undertake a survey on how the current standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to non-adequate countries outside the EEA (SCCs) are perceived in practice.

The output of this survey will support the assessment of SCCs as a tool for international data transfers under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with a view to their modification or replacement (to better meet the practical needs of the SCCs' users and in order to make the SCCs GDPR compliant).

This survey is targeted at organisations having SCCs in place.

The aim of the survey is to gain more insight in:
  1. How the SCCs are currently used in practice,
  2. The expectations and needs of the stakeholders regarding SCCs.
The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes.

If your answers relate to multiple SCCs, please indicate this below in the comment section.

Any personal data will be processed by Timelex on behalf of the European Commission DG Justice for the purposes of the study as outlined above. Your personal data will not be shared with anyone outside the research team for this study and the European Commission DG Justice. Individual responses will not be published. Your personal data will be stored on secure servers, protected against unauthorised access or unlawful processing, and deleted when no longer necessary for the purposes set out above. You have the right to request access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data, and you can ask the restriction of or object to processing of your personal data. You also have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the processing of your personal data, please feel free to contact us by e-mail:

For the processing of your personal data we ask your consent.

Your participation in this study is voluntary. You may choose not to participate. If you decide to participate, you may nevertheless withdraw at any time, either by choosing not to complete or submit the survey, or by contacting us at the e-mail address indicated above:

By clicking the 'I agree' button you indicate that:
  • You agree to participate to this study,
  • You agree to the processing of your personal data as set out above.


Please indicate below whether your answers to the survey will relate to multiple SCCs, and if so, which ones: