EU proposals include a warning to the government that it must guarantee EU data protection standards on classified EU documents. If not, the EU wants these documents erased or destroyed.
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.
UK businesses should continue to honour the data protection rights of customers and staff based in the EU and elsewhere overseas post-Brexit, the European Commission has said.
Dominic Raab’s comment comes on day that policy papers repeat government’s insistence that authority of ECJ ends in March 2019.
Next May, an EU regulation will enshrine the protection of personal data into law and not even Brexit is going to stop it.
On the 7 th August 2017, the UK’s Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issued a Statement of Intent (the Statement ) outlining its planned reforms of the UK’s data protection laws which are to be implemented by the Data Protection Bill (the Bill ). The Statement anticipates the UK’s departure from the EU and makes it clear that following this, the Bill will transpose the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR ) into domestic law, stressing the importance of continued efficiency of data flow between the UK and the EU in a post-Brexit world.
The UK parliament must be “very clear” about the extent to which judges should rely on future decisions of the European courts after Brexit, the country’s top judge has said.
EC digital leader says EU must avoid “data nationalisation” after the UK leaves – but also warns EU states.
The UK government has been urged to take steps to avoid a potential “cliff edge” ending to transfers of personal data between the UK and EU when the UK formally exits the trading bloc.