Last updated: 29th June 2021
EU DATA PROCESSING
Personal data can continue to flow freely between Europe and the UK following an agreement by the European Union to adopt ‘data adequacy’ decisions.
Formal adoption of the decisions under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Law Enforcement Directive (LED) allows personal data to flow freely from the EU and wider European Economic Area (EEA) to the UK. The decisions mean that UK businesses and organisations can continue to receive personal data from the EU and EEA without having to put additional arrangements in place with European counterparts.
The UK, which now operates a fully independent data policy, has already recognised the EU and EEA member states as ‘adequate’, as part of its commitment to establish a smooth transition for the UK’s departure from the bloc.
Data Protection Officer
The Access Group