Brexit Law

What Are The Prospects for UK Adequacy Now?

David Smith

EU officials were reported recently in the media as saying that there are two key issues standing in the way of an adequacy finding for the UK. These are the use of data by the UK intelligence services and the potential “onward flow” of data from the UK to countries such as the US.  Apparently Read More

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Data Protection and Brexit – Clearing Up Some Misunderstandings

David Smith

Now that Exit Day on 31st January is drawing close attention is focussing on what will happen during the transition period that will run from 31St January until the end of the year. There seems little doubt that the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (see our recent publication regarding the key provisions of the Bill) Read More

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UK government publishes its data protection wish list for Brexit

David Smith

On 24 August 2017, the UK Government’s Department for Exiting the European Union published a future partnership paper outlining its proposal for a shared approach to data protection following Brexit.  The paper represents a welcome initiative from the UK Government as it seeks to preserve the UK’s position, participation and influence in EU data protection Read More

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Why the UK will continue to be “The Bee’s Knees” when it comes to data protection

David Smith

We have just seen an announcement from the Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, about the appointment of a new Deputy, Rob Luke, who was previously British High Commissioner to Malta, and has also served overseas in Brazil and Paris as well as in policy roles at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London. In her announcement Read More

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Brexit and Data Protection Legislation – back to the drawing board?

Charlotte Mullarkey

We are at a very interesting time for data protection legislation in the EU with the recent adoption of the new GDPR. Many are asking whether the GDPR will in fact apply in the UK following the referendum result on 23 June. In the short term, data protection legislation in the UK remains the same Read More

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