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What Are the Implications for British Companies?
The countdown is on! On 30 March, 2019 Great Britain will no longer be part of the EU and thus become a ‘third country’ in terms of data protection law - unless otherwise stipulated in an agreement.
After Brexit, the EU laws in Great Britain and Northern Ireland will expire. Similarly, the General Data Protection Regulation will no longer apply there.
On 09 January, 2018 the EU Commission announced that there might not be an ‘adequacy decision’ before the withdrawal date, which would be necessary for an uncomplicated data transfer between the member states of the EU and Great Britain.
What Are the Implications for British Companies That Want to Process and Store Data from EU Citizens After the Withdrawal Date?
The exchange of data with third countries outside the EU is strictly regulated. In the absence of an adequacy decision by the Commission, the instruments of Art. 46 GDPR apply and appropriate safeguards need to be in place.
Great Britain and Northern Ireland must therefore be treated in the same way as countries such as the USA, Russia or China in terms of data protection law.
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What Exactly Does this Mean?
This means that UK companies can work with EU companies on the basis of so-called EU standard contract clauses. This would commit UK companies to comply with data protection standards equivalent to those of the EU. Furthermore, approved codes of conduct and certification mechanisms could serve as a working basis. To be on the safe side, companies should outsource all their data processing to the EU, for example to a secure colocation data center in Germany.
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