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Brexit Implications for Data Protection in 8 Questions | Q&A Update under Brexit Trade Deal

  • 04/02/2021
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On 24 December 2020, the UK and the EU agreed a Trade and Cooperation Agreement regulating relations between both parties after Brexit. The TCA covers several topics, including data protection. Meanwhile, Brexit continues to raise many legal questions and uncertainties, not least as regards protecting personal data that flows between the UK and the rest of Europe. Do organisations in the UK still have to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Can they still transfer personal data to the European Economic Area (EEA)? Do they need to appoint a representative in the EU? And what happens with the “one-stop-shop”?

Based on eight frequently asked questions, we provide an overview of issues to consider and steps to take to be compliant with data protection rules in the EEA and the UK.

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