On 7 June 2018, the UK government published a technical note detailing options for future UK-EU cooperation on data protection, post-Brexit. The technical note is part of a series of papers produced by the UK Brexit negotiation team for discussion with the EU, in order to assist with the development of future EU-UK relations.
The UK government suggests that a new data protection agreement should be executed between the UK and the EU. The agreement would build on the current concept of the “adequacy” of data-sharing laws between the EU and UK after Brexit and enable the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to continue to play an important role in the EU’s data protection decisions. A failure to maintain the flow of information between the UK and the EU is one of many concerns facing multinational companies as the UK prepares to leave the EU.
This blog will look at the key themes put forward in the technical note.Continue Reading UK Government publishes technical note on data protection