How UK enterprises might protect EU citizen data post-Brexit

It’s a data protection horror story. Come Halloween night 2019, the UK is due to leave the European Union without a withdrawal agreement.

This no-deal Brexit will see the EU no longer treat the UK as an equal in the Union but like any other country with which it has no formal agreements. That includes how it deals with data protection around of information about EU citizens.

A recent study by UCL found that some 75% of the UK’s international data flows are with the EU and concluded that disruption to EU-UK data flows will be “extremely damaging” for UK businesses. However, in the current and most likely scenario, those data flows are likely to be disrupted and UK companies will need to make rapid changes.

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