MEP asks EU Commission if the UK's adequacy decision should be annulled

23/02/2024 | EURACTIV

A Member of the European Parliament, Paul Tang, has raised concerns about the UK's Data Protection and Digital Information (DPDI) Bill and its potential impact on the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

In a letter dated 22 February to the European Commission, Tang stated that the DPDI Bill would weaken the protection of the GDPR and the rights of EU citizens. He also questioned the Commission about the impact of the bill on law enforcement cooperation, the protection of biometric data of European citizens, and whether the Commission intends to annul the EU-UK adequacy decision.

Tang argued that the DPDI Bill undermines safeguards set by the European Court of Human Rights and risks violating the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

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