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A reprieve for EU-UK data flows but other data privacy implications remain

Many will have breathed a sigh of relief when the news filtered through that the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement agreed on 24 December included a temporary solution for the continued free flow of personal data between the EU and the UK. 

This ‘bridging’ solution is the next best thing to a formal adequacy decision, but what exactly does it do and are there any other implications for Brexit and data privacy? Our briefing discusses what the interim arrangements mean for businesses now, what the future may hold and the remaining implications of Brexit for data privacy compliance.

This is the best possible outcome for UK organisations processing personal data from the EU. This means that organisations can be confident in the free flow of personal data from 1 January, without having to make any changes to their data protection practices (Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner).