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The UK will have to renegotiate data protection relationships with EEA countries

UK government says that at the end of the transitional period, the EEA agreement will no longer be applicable and the UK will seek a new arrangement with the EEA countries Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

The EU will start its assessment of the UK’s adequacy for international data transfers as soon as possible after Brexit. The UK is ready to start these assessments, the government says.

Source: The UK will have to renegotiate data protection relationships with EEA countries – Privacy Laws & Business

GDPR incorporated into the EEA Agreement

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was among 69 EU legal acts incorporated into the EEA Agreement by the EEA Joint Committee in Brussels on 6 July 2018. The regulation will enter into force in all three EEA EFTA States mid-July.

In addition to the adoption of a Joint Committee Decision (JCD) incorporating the GDPR, national legislation in each EEA EFTA State must be amended in accordance with the GDPR before the act can take effect in the EEA Agreement. Once all three states notify the conclusion of the parliamentary processes (fulfilment of constitutional requirements), the GDPR becomes applicable throughout the EEA.

Source: General Data Protection Regulation incorporated into the EEA Agreement | European Free Trade Association

EEA adopts EU-US Privacy Shield

The European Economic Area Joint Committee has formally adopted a decision to incorporate the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield adequacy decision into the EEA Agreement, which recognizes the framework as a valid mechanism to transfer data from EEA member states to the U.S. This will include Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Source: EEA adopts EU-US Privacy Shield

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