Since Safe Harbor was invalidated by the EU’s highest court, companies are understandably scrambling to use alternative data transfer mechanisms. One company that isn’t worried about that, however, is BMC Software, a global IT management provider, which recently was certified for its Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) as both a controller and processor—the seventh in the world to win such a title. BMC knew going after BCRs would be a long process and a major commitment, said Elodie Dowling, who’s now corporate vice president. But it decided the risk of not getting BCRs was greater. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Dowling discusses the process with BMC’s chief privacy officer, who was hired to oversee BMC’s BCR compliance.
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