Brexit Agreement Personal Data

More information is available on the website of the Information Office (ICO). The OIC is the independent data protection supervisory authority in the UK. On 18 March 2020, the European Commission published a draft agreement on the new partnership with the United Kingdom2 and is currently considering adopting an adequacy decision. Such a decision would allow the United Kingdom to ensure an adequate level of protection of personal data, thus allowing the transfer of personal data to the United Kingdom as if they were within the EEA. However, difficulties arise with regard to the impact of the change in the status of the United Kingdom, it is no longer a Member State and if it becomes a third country at the end of the transitional period, in particular as regards data flows. The recent judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) in the Schrems II case did not help the subject.