After a long period of negotiation, the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) have reached a deal on the sharing of personal data, only a few days before the end of the Brexit transition period.
The agreed trade deal allows for the continued free flow of personal data from the EU to the UK for a maximum of six months after the transition period expires. During that time, the UK hopes that the European Commission will issue an adequacy decision in relation to the UK, thus allowing the free flow of personal data to continue beyond the six months. In relation to transfers of personal data outside the UK, the UK has already deemed adequate the 30 EU/European Economic Area countries and the 12 countries that have received EU adequacy decisions, as mentioned in our previous blog post (available here).
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