The exchange of data between the EU and the UK could continue on a lasting basis

Thousands of companies involved in the processing of personal data in the European Union and the United Kingdom could breathe a sigh of relief after a panel of experts from EU Member States considered that the UK data protection legal framework was applicable in the long term and in line with European data protection law. in particular with the principles and rules set out in the GDPR.

The report authorizes the European Commission to close the compliance procedure launched in February, which is absolutely necessary for the bilateral exchange of personal data between the EU and the UK to continue after the six-month transition period following BREXIT.

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With the end of the transitional period of the BREXIT process on 31 December last year, the United Kingdom became a third country, which means that, as written during the unsettled exit, the Commission must establish that the United Kingdom provides an adequate level of protection for personal data.

In the absence of such a finding, the controller or processor may transfer personal data to a third country or international organization only if the controller or processor has provided the appropriate guarantees in the event of an unauthorized exit and only if the data subjects have enforceable rights and effective remedies. options are available.

With the current decision, Britain will become a data protection legitimate state for the EU, such as Argentina, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and Switzerland.


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