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Businesses urged to create Brexit contingency plans for data transfers

EU data protection law puts restrictions on the transfer of personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). Businesses need to put in place contingency plans to address the possibility that the flow of personal data between the UK and 27 other EU countries will be disrupted from the date of Brexit.

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Facebook sued over Brexit campaign data breach

Campaign group Fair Vote U.K. announced Saturday that it is preparing a lawsuit against Facebook on behalf of users whose data was used by the tech giant without their consent during the Brexit referendum campaign. The suit follows the leak of an interim report on fake news from the culture, media and sport select committee that underlined the ease with which companies could harvest user data without consent.

Source: Facebook sued over Brexit campaign data breach – POLITICO

The Future of International Data Transfers

With the current focus on the coming into effect of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), one could (almost) be forgiven for forgetting about the question of international data flows. However, given the political and legal developments currently affecting the future of international data transfers, that would be a very serious strategic mistake.

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UK urged to accept CJEU jurisdiction on data protection

The UK government should accept the jurisdiction of the EU’s highest court to rule on matters of data protection post-Brexit, a committee of MPs has urged.

Accepting the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to shape data protection law in the UK could help the country retain an element of influence over how data protection law develops and is enforced in Europe post-Brexit, the Exiting the European Union (Brexit) Committee has suggested in a new report.

Source: Brexit: UK urged to accept CJEU jurisdiction on data protection

Brussels seeks to tie UK to European human rights court after Brexit

Brussels is seeking to bind the UK to the European court of human rights – which is entirely separate to the EU’s institutions – after Brexit in a move likely to infuriate those in the Conservative party championing a break with the Strasbourg court, which they say restricts parliamentary sovereignty.

A document outlining the European commission’s position on future judicial and police cooperation stipulates there will be a “guillotine clause” on any security deal should the UK leave the remit of the court.

Source: Brussels seeks to tie UK to European human rights court after Brexit | Law | The Guardian

EU Commission rejects UK’s approach for personal data transfers

The UK Government’s Brexit policy assumes that the Data Protection Act 2018 is good enough to obtain an adequacy determination and envisages the ICO playing a full part in the European Data Protection Board; this is to protect the free flow of personal data to the UK.

This policy was brutally murdered last Friday by the EU’s lead Brexit negotiator who stated that the UK would have to have to seek an adequacy determination.

Source: European Commission rejects Government’s approach for personal data transfers as ICO doubts the UK will obtain an adequacy decision

Arron Banks, the insurers and my strange data trail

Carole Cadwalladr just wanted to insure her car. Six months later, she found a mass of personal details held by a firm she had never contacted that is run by Leave.EU’s biggest donor, Arron Banks. How did it get there?

Source: Arron Banks, the insurers and my strange data trail | Technology | The Guardian

Advertising Association calls for ‘deep alignment’ of European data protection post-Brexit

The Advertising Association has unfurled its colours to the mast of continued ‘deep alignment’ between the UK and Europe on data protection once Britain departs the continental club.

In a statement the AA called on the European Commission to “secure a new and positive relationship between the EU and UK following Brexit that will recognise the UK’s deep alignment with the EU on data protection policy”.

Source: Advertising Association calls for ‘deep alignment’ of European data protection post-Brexit | The Drum

Regression in human rights safeguards ‘likely’ post-Brexit

Brexit is likely to bring about a “significant regression” in human rights safeguards in the UK, the European Parliament has been warned.

A report for MEPs seen by Yahoo Finance UK says the Government’s controversial plan to ditch the Charter of Fundamental Rights when the UK leaves the EU will “shrink” legal protections.

Source: Regression in human rights safeguards ‘likely’ post-Brexit

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