The Information Commissioners Office in the UK has approved more Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) than any other EU Data Protection Authority and this year has been particularly busy in approving BCR for a number of well known organisations.

Ebay had their BCR approved in March, Novo Nordisk had theirs approved in May, Linklaters had theirs approved in June, Citigroup had theirs approved in June (but with a start date of June 2013) and in September Intel had their BCR consisting of the Intel corporate privacy rules deed poll approved.

The increasing use of BCR coupled with the proposal to simplify BCR in the draft EU Data Protection Regulation points to this mode of data transfer solutions as an increasing choice for large multinationals