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AstraZeneca Binding Corporate Rules


Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) are designed to allow multinational companies to transfer personal data from the European Economic Area (EEA) to their affiliates located outside the EEA, in compliance with European data protection law requirements.

In order to obtain approval for our BCRs, AstraZeneca [We, Us, Our] had to demonstrate to a number of European data privacy regulators that We have adequate safeguards in place for protecting personal data throughout Our organisation, in line with the requirements of the Article 29 Working Party papers on BCRs.

The approval process involved a review of the key elements of Our data privacy framework, including Our :

  • Global Data Privacy Policy
  • Intra-Group Agreement (IGA) which is the agreement signed by AstraZeneca’s Affiliates to give legal effect to the BCR requirements