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Data Protection – A Practical Approach in a Time of Uncertainty

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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)

If you have any questions, please contact Olga Pryanichnikova.


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