MEPs warn UK government could lose access to EU data-sharing

19/10/2023 | Statewatch

The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) has expressed concerns over the UK's discussions on leaving the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and has criticized the Data Protection and Digital Information (No.2) Bill, the Illegal Migration Act, and the Retained EU Law Act. 

An Opinion published by the LIBE committee on 10 October warns that the UK must provide equivalent data protection standards to the EU to avoid putting the fundamental rights of EU citizens at risk when sharing data with the UK. The committee has pointed out that lowering data protection standards below the EU's will put at risk the UK's cooperation with the EU on travel surveillance data-sharing, participation in the PrĂ¼m network of police databases, and the UK's ongoing ability to cooperate with EU agencies Europol and Eurojust.

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