Brexit: government seeks ‘mutual adequacy’ with EU on data protection


This article was first published on Lexis®PSL, August 2017
In the latest Brexit policy paper, the government has set out its plans for arrangements to ensure personal data will continue to move back and forth between the UK and the EU in a safe, properly regulated way. The paper sets out how the UK is considering a model for the protection and exchange of personal data with the EU which reflects the alignment between UK and European law, while recognising the high data protection standards necessary by the time the UK leaves the EU. Hannah Crowther of Bristows LLP lauds the move to push for mutual adequacy as ‘avoids a requirement fororganisations to put in place their own legal measures to share data across the border’.
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Hannah Crowther