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Data Protection Guidance - Question 14

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Data Protection Guidance - Question 14

Submission of the collected statements of support to Member States for verification – what are the security recommendations?

Applies to Case scenario 2 when submission of statements of support is done by your own means

After having collected the statements of support on paper, you need to submit them to the competent national authorities for verification and certification.

Statements of support collected on paper may be submitted in paper form but they may also be scanned and submitted using electronic transmission or physically such as via a DVD. If statements of support are submitted in physical form (paper or DVD) this needs also to be done securely, e.g. sent by registered post or delivered by courier.


You may choose to submit statements of support collected using the Commission file exchange service. In such case, a substantial part of the relevant security requirements is implemented by the Commission.


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