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UK is allowed to stay under European privacy umbrella

UK is allowed to stay under European privacy umbrella

UK is allowed to stay under European privacy umbrella

The European Union Commission issued its draft adequacy decision for data flows between the European Union (EU) and United Kingdom (UK).

The European Union Commission issued its draft adequacy decision for data flows between the European Union (EU) and United Kingdom (UK). The EU Commission started the process of the adoption of two adequacy decisions for transfers of personal data to the United Kingdom. The publication of the draft decisions is the beginning of a process towards their adoption. After Brexit, The UK became a “third country” for the privacy laws governing the EU. The recent adequacy decision assured that data protection in the UK is up to standard.

  • Consider which EEA or EU supervisory authority will be their lead authority, given that the UK Information Commissioner’s Office may no longer be the lead supervisory authority for data controllers and data processors located in the UK without a main establishment in the EEA.
GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. This regulation will replace the EU Data Protection Directive.

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