Data protection Policies
SWIFT has decided to enhance its contractual documentation and to improve transparency with respect to the processing of message and traffic data. In doing so, SWIFT has been assisted by a working group of data protection and compliance experts from European and non-European SWIFT users.
The results from this work are published below.
Data Protection Policies
Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQ page answers the most frequently asked questions on SWIFT’s data processing activities and related data protection matters.
SWIFT Ad Hoc Clauses
The SWIFT Ad Hoc Clauses replace the SWIFT Safe Harbor Policy and provide an adequate level of protection to transfer messages sent by its EU-zone customers to its Trans-Atlantic zone customers. These clauses specifically cover personal data contained in message data that relate to individuals resident of European Economic Area (“EEA”) Member States or from Switzerland or that are sent by SWIFT customers established in one of the EEA Member States or Switzerland.