Data protection in the UK is in a state of flux. Departure from the EU created some changes, though their effect was limited at first. However, since Brexit:
- the UK and the EU have each issued their own data transfer agreements;
- new case law and guidance in the EU have created divergence of interpretation in several areas;
- the UK's Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2) Bill proposes to create further divergence; and
- the adequacy decision issued to the UK by the European Commission remains at risk.
White & Case partners Tim Hickman and John Timmons, joined by Emma Bate, Director of Data Privacy Advice and C&C at ICO, discussed the challenges that this uncertainty creates for UK and international businesses, including:
- What these changes mean in practice
- What businesses need to think about when mapping out their approach
- How businesses can limit the risks they face
- What to do about divergence between the EU and the UK
- Whether businesses can rely on the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (and the UK Extension)
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