Post Brexit Data Protection Update

Data Protection - Brexit note - February 3 2021On December 31, 2020, the Brexit transition period ended, and the provisions of the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement took effect. Chapter 7 of the Financial Provisions of the Co-operation Agreement provides for the continued free flow of personal data from the EU/EEA states to the UK until an adequacy assessment is completed. This assessment is to take no longer than six months.

Employers should undertake an assessment to determine if their business will be subject to the UK GDPR and/or the EU GDPR. Also, UK driven contracts will need to be updated to reflect the UK legislation that applies to personal data. Read Howden Group Holding’s full report to learn about more actions companies should take now.


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