In January 2009, the Belgian Privacy Commission (DPA) issued an update to its website section on Cross-Border Transfers of Personal Data and the related frequently asked questions (FAQs). The website section provides information on how to transfer personal data outside of Europe to countries which do not provide an adequate level of data protection. The FAQs are particularly useful since they describe the DPA’s position on a range of recurring questions raised by companies, in particular regarding data transfer mechanisms such as the EU’s standard contractual clauses and binding corporate rules (BCRs). The FAQs are available here.