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Thinking Strategically About Brexit and Data Protection

To date, the main legacy of the Brexit referendum of 2016 appears to be a country split in half: some badly wish the UK would continue to be a member of the EU and some are equally keen on making a move. Yet, there seems to be at least one thing on which Remainers and Leavers will agree: nobody knows exactly what is going to happen. The same is true of the effect of Brexit on UK data protection. However, as Brexit day approaches, it is becoming imperative for those

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Future-Proofing Privacy: International Data Transfers 2.0

The Data Protection Directive and the Regulation both impose restrictions on the transfer of personal data by EU based businesses (whether those businesses are data controllers or data processors) to destinations outside the EEA. Recap on current framework Transfers of personal data to a third country outside the EEA are allowed under the current Data Protection Directive only if one of the following requirements has been met:   the Commission has established that the third country ensures an adequate level of data protection by reason of its domestic law or as a result of the international commitments it has entered into.