Brexit: UK Government Intends to Implement GDPR in Full on May 25, 2018

The UK will repeal some provisions of the Data Protection Act so it does not contradict the GDPR, in order to ensure a free flow of data between the UK and the EU post-Brexit; it will likely develop a data transfer framework with the U.S. (like the Privacy Shield) to ensure the uninterrupted flow of data between the two countries.

“The government wants to ensure unhindered data flows after Brexit” was Hancock’s most oft repeated line during the scrutiny session. He also said the government wants these unhindered data flows to be “uninterrupted” — so, he was quizzed, that means no cliff edge in data protection terms, then? His answer: “Exactly.”

Source Title and Documents:
– Hunton & Williams
– TechCrunch

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