EDPB: Recommendations 01/2021 on the adequacy referential under the Law Enforcement Directive


Where the working document WP254.rev01 on adequacy referential aims to provide guidance to the European Commission on the level of data protection in third countries and international organisations under the GDPR, the present document aims to provide similar guidance under the LED. It establishes in this context the core data protection principles that have to be present in a third country or an international organisation legal framework to ensure essential equivalence with the EU framework within the scope of the LED (i.e. for processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties). In addition, it may guide third countries and international organisations interested in obtaining adequacy.