A Background on the Data Protection Addendum (DPA)

Author: Jennifer L. Sheridan
Published: 16.03.2022
If you are a business transactional attorney working on technology transactions, you have likely seen enterprise customer agreements (like master services agreements or software-as-a-service agreements) with something else called a Data Protection Addendum (DPA) attached to it. These days, DPAs are attached to most technology transactions because most technology relies on some level of personal data. This article provides an outline to guide you on why it is important for business transactional attorneys to understand what DPAs are, what they are required to have, and how the requirements have changed since 2021. What is a DPA? A DPA is the…