Where the draft code, or amendment or extension is approved in accordance with
paragraph 5, and where the code of conduct concerned does not relate to processing
activities in several Member States, the supervisory authority shall register and publish the
Where a draft code of conduct relates to processing activities in several Member States, the
supervisory authority which is competent pursuant to Article 55 shall, before approving the
draft code, amendment or extension, submit it in the procedure referred to in Article 63 to
the Board which shall provide an opinion on whether the draft code, amendment or
extension complies with this Regulation or, in the situation referred to in paragraph 3,
provides appropriate safeguards.
Where the opinion referred to in paragraph 7 confirms that the draft code, amendment or
extension complies with this Regulation, or, in the situation referred to in paragraph 3,
provides appropriate safeguards, the Board shall submit its opinion to the Commission.
The Commission may, by way of implementing acts, decide that the approved code of
conduct, amendment or extension submitted to it pursuant to paragraph 8 have general
validity within the Union. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with
the examination procedure set out in Article 93(2).
The Commission shall ensure appropriate publicity for the approved codes which have
been decided as having general validity in accordance with paragraph 9.