Provisional EU-U.K. Trade Agreement for Post-Brexit Data Transfers Released

    On December 31, 2020, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (U.K.) signed the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, in which the EU and U.K. agree to several provisions surrounding cross-border data sharing regulations.

    The U.K. formally left the EU on January 31, 2020, complicating the ways in which data would be transferred and protected between nations. Following the expiration of a transition period, the Agreement states that “transfers of personal data from the EU to the UK will be prohibited” unless data coming from the EU follow several steps, including “entering into the EU Standard Contractual Clauses, implementing Binding Corporate Rules or relying on any of the available derogations in the GDPR.”

    Read more at the National Law Review

    Read the Agreement

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