“No Deal” Brexit: No Data Protection Adequacy Decision For The UK in Commission’s Contingency Plan

November 20, 2018

Further to our previous OnPoint “No Deal” Brexit and its Implications for Data Protection, the European Commission has given an update on its “no deal” Brexit contingency planning in a communication published on November 13, 2018. The Commission states that in the case of a “no deal” Brexit, “the adoption of an adequacy decision in favour of the UK is not part of the Commission’s contingency planning.” This means businesses will need to rely on alternative bases for transferring personal data from the EU to the UK unless and until an adequacy decision in respect of the UK is adopted.

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