The UK and EU have agreed upon a 6-month extension period for personal data flows, allowing the necessary time to complete the adequacy process. Here is a quick recap of the key events and details:
30th December 2020:
- DLA Piper released an excellent summary of the data protection implications covering the legal framework, cross-border data flows, and dual regulatory exposure, which are critical for businesses to maintain between the EU and UK.
28th December 2020:
- ICO issues statement following the announcement on the extended period for personal data flows.
- Privacy and Information Security Law blog looking at what the trade deal means for post-Brexit data flows.
24th December 2020:
- The EU Commission and the UK Government announced that they had reached a deal on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
- Read the full 1246 page agreement Trade Agreement PDF.
- Joint EU-UK Declarations published alongside trade deal includes a commitment to secure an adequacy decision for the UK.
- The UK Government have published a Trade Agreement summary.
21st December 2020:
- ICO issues statement urging UK businesses to prepare to keep data flowing once the transition period has ended.
8th December 2020:
- Politico report EU & UK consider short term data transfer solution.