Paving the way for continued free flow of data between the EU and the UK

The European Commission has now published draft data adequacy decisions for transfers of personal data to the UK, under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Law Enforcement Directive. This is hugely welcome news, as it will provide certainty and allow data to continue to flow between the EU and UK in the same way as it did when the UK was a member of the EU.

Currently, transfers of personal data from the EU to the UK are protected on a transitional basis until the end of June 2021 under last December’s post Brexit Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The publication of the draft adequacy decisions are therefore good news for organisations who rely on cross-border data flows and, in particular, for those operating in healthcare and digital health sectors.

To read more on the next steps, head over to our sister blog, Technology Law Update.

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