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Irish watchdog issues ‘no deal’ Brexit data transfers guidance

Businesses in Ireland have been urged to ensure that their transfer of personal data to the UK in a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario is compliant with data protection law.

The guidance was issued by the Data Protection Commission (DPC) in Ireland and highlighted the use of standard contract clauses (SCCs) endorsed by the European Commission as a means of ensuring compliance, but a data protection law experts have warned that the use of SCCs alone may not be sufficient for Irish company to demonstrate compliance.

Source: Irish watchdog issues ‘no deal’ Brexit data transfers guidance

“No Deal” Brexit May Bring Practical Problems for Privacy and Data Protection

With a “No Deal” Brexit seeming more likely than ever after the UK Parliament voted down a proposed deal in January 2019, concerns are rapidly multiplying about the effects of such a withdrawal from the EU for organizations doing business in the UK, and how those organizations will address numerous practical issues, privacy and data protection among them.

Full article: “No Deal” Brexit May Bring Practical Problems for Privacy and Data Protection

Legal proceedings to start following EU citizens’ immigration data access controversy

EU citizens have to launch a legal case against a law which stops people from gaining access to immigration data held on them by the Home Office and other government organisations.

A campaign group named the3million has now been granted a judicial review against the government regarding an element of the Data Protection Act 2018; the group represents UK-based EU citizens as well as the Open Rights Group.

Source: Legal proceedings to start following EU citizens’ immigration data access controversy

Brexit – A Data Protection Action Plan

The proposed withdrawal agreement would have preserved the status quo in data protection terms, at least until the end of the transition period in December 2020.

However, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the implications for international data flows and privacy compliance generally will be severe. Therefore, British pragmatism demands an urgent and thorough approach to preparing for the eventuality of a no-deal Brexit.

Full article: Brexit – A Data Protection Action Plan

Draft Brexit Data Protection Regulations would undermine adequacy determination for the UK

One thing can be certain following the recent Brexit Parliamentary shenanigans. The UK will eventually choose from: (a) a hard Brexit; (b) a deferred Brexit; (c) a Brexit perhaps softer than Mrs May’s defeated Brexit, or (d) no Brexit. As most options involve Brexit, the approach the Government has adopted to align Brexit with the GDPR is important.

Full article: Draft Brexit Data Protection Regulations would undermine adequacy determination for the UK

Department of Commerce Updates Privacy Shield FAQs to Clarify Applicability to UK Personal Data

On December 20, 2018, the Department of Commerce updated its frequently asked questions on the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks to clarify the effect of the UK’s planned withdrawal from the EU on March 29, 2019.

The FAQs provide information on the steps Privacy Shield participants must take to receive personal data from the UK in reliance on the Privacy Shield after such time.

Source: Department of Commerce Updates Privacy Shield FAQs to Clarify Applicability to UK Personal Data | Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

The four scenarios of Data Protection and a no deal Brexit

With Brexit talks still up in the air, Data Protection People look at the several scenarios that could play out for data protection professionals in the UK. Hard Brexit The Outsourced DPO has been looking at the impact of a hard Brexit for some of his clients – what a roller coaster ride that is.

Full article: The four scenarios of Data Protection and a no deal Brexit

Parliament fails to approve the EU Withdrawal Agreement: Data protection implications

On 25 November 2018 the UK Government and the EU agreed a draft withdrawal agreement which set out the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU and made a political declaration on the framework for their future relationship, as provided for under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union ( Withdrawal Agreement ).

The purpose of the Withdrawal Agreement is to set out the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU and provide a transition period during which a more nuanced and ambitious future relationship can be agreed.

Full article: Parliament fails to approve the EU Withdrawal Agreement: Data protection implications

UK government gives advice to online businesses in case of no-deal Brexit

The UK government has issued guidance for online businesses and service providers on how to operate in the European Economic Area (EEA) should the UK leave the EU at the end of March with no withdrawal agreement.

The guidance covers activities governed by the EU’s e-Commerce Directive, including online retail, social media, search engines, video sharing sites, and internet service providers

Full article: UK government gives advice to online businesses in case of no-deal Brexit

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