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Many UK’s Data Protection Bill exemptions are expanded, unexplained and some permit unlawful processing

The political kerfuffle over the Government’s Brexit machinations makes it timely to point out that the European Commission’s negotiating document on Brexit states that the UK’s implementation of the GDPR is an issue of importance in any negotiations.

Source: Many Data Protection Bill exemptions are expanded, unexplained and some permit unlawful processing

Thinking Strategically About Brexit and Data Protection

To date, the main legacy of the Brexit referendum of 2016 appears to be a country split in half: some badly wish the UK would continue to be a member of the EU and some are equally keen on making a move. Yet, there seems to be at least one thing on which Remainers and Leavers will agree: nobody knows exactly what is going to happen.

Source: Thinking Strategically About Brexit and Data Protection

Will companies need to identify new lead supervisory authorities for their UK BCRs?

On Jan. 9, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers published a€œ “Notice to Stakeholders” on the intersection of Brexit and EU data protection rules. The guidance clarified, “€œTransfers based on approved standard data protection clauses or on binding corporate rules will not be subject to a further, specific authorisation from a supervisory authority.” One interpretation of this statement is that BCRs currently approved by the U.K. Information Commissioner’€™s Office will continue to be a compliant way to transfer data out of the EU after Brexit officially takes hold.

Source: Will companies need to identify new lead supervisory authorities for their UK BCRs?

Brexit may invalidate 1 in 4 BCRs … what to do?

Brexit has the potential to invalidate U.K. lead-authorized BCRs. If you don’t know: BCRs are a set of European data protection standards which enable private multinational companies to legally export data belonging to citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA) data.

Source: Brexit may invalidate 1 in 4 BCRs … what to do?

Government reiterates plans for EU-UK data flows post-Brexit

The UK government has reiterated its plans to establish an agreement with the remainder of the EU member states that will allow personal data to flow across borders unhindered post-Brexit.

Source: Government reiterates plans for EU-UK data flows post-Brexit amidst criticism of Data Protection Bill powers

Data protection is not just a matter of law

Updating the 1998 UK Data Protection Act is necessary because in May 2018 a sweeping new EU general directive on data protection takes effect. Any Brexit in 2019 notwithstanding, consistency with EU standards matters for non-EU countries because without it massive amounts of economic and other activity involving flows of personal information to and from the EU may stop or slow.

Source: Data protection is not just a matter of law | Open door | Opinion | The Guardian

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