Potential Brexit deal reached; data transfers remain, for now
More than three years after the U.K. voted in a referendum to leave the EU, a proposed Brexit deal is on the table just weeks ahead of an Oct. 31 deadline.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker confirmed a deal had been reached. U.K. Parliament will vote on it this Saturday, Oct. 19.
The draft text of the deal released Thursday includes a section near the top on data protection, stating, “In view of the importance of data flows and exchanges across the future relationship, the Parties are committed to ensuring a high level of personal data protection to facilitate such flows between them.”