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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

UK businesses should honour pre-Brexit data protection rights of foreign citizens

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.

Source: UK businesses should honour pre-Brexit data protection rights of foreign citizens post-Brexit, says EU

UK Data Protection After Brexit – UK Government Statement of Intent Contains Few Surprises

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.

Source: UK Data Protection After Brexit – UK Government Statement of Intent Contains Few Surprises

Future role of CJEU for UK courts should be ‘spelled out’ in statute, says top judge

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.

Source: Future role of CJEU for UK courts should be ‘spelled out’ in statute, says top judge

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