EU Temporarily Permits Data Transfers to the UK Pending a Decision on Adequacy

The UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement (Trade Agreement) has provided temporary preservation of the current position pending a decision by the European Commission, allowing for data transfers to continue for a period of up to six months without additional safeguards. The UK should not deviate from data protection laws in place in the UK as of December 31, 2020, or exercise certain powers relating to international transfers without the EU’s agreement. During the Temporary Period, transmissions from the EEA to the UK are considered to be transfers to a third country under EU law.


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