3 - Check of data transfers and possibility for the user to request them
Transfers of personal data to foreign countries are now subject to verification of the guarantees offered by the laws of that country to preserve an equivalent level of security for the data. Article 45 of the Regulation provides that, ideally, the recipient country should be listed by the European Commission. Failing this, special guarantee clauses should be included in contracts, in addition to the possibility of using codes of conduct, certifications and other labels. In this case, it will not be necessary to obtain authorization from the national authority of the country of origin of the data.
Furthermore, Article 49 of the Regulation provides that, if the processing requires the consent of the person concerned, he must be informed of the transfer of his data and of the risks involved in the operation. This, of course, in order to allow the person to possibly withdraw his consent.
Data location of Finalcad applications and sites
In practice, production data is hosted at Amazon Web Services, in DataCenters corresponding to distinct geographical areas:
- Frankfurt for the Europe zone
- Tokyo for the Asia-Pacific zone
- Northern Virginia for the Americas zone