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21st July 2021 Issue no. 567

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Data Protection: European Commission adopts adequacy decisions for the UK

Tthe European Commission has adopted two adequacy decisions for the UK, meaning that personal data can continue to flow freely between the EU and the UK. Jon Baines, Senior Data Protection Specialist, at Mishcon de Reya, says:

"The European Commission has decided that the UK will continue to be seen as a safe country for the purposes of personal data flows from the EU. The news will be greeted with much relief by businesses, which would otherwise have been faced with having to consider costly alternative measures to continue those data flows.

"But no one should assume that the story ends here - the European Commission will continue to monitor the UK's data-related laws and practice, and if it feels there is notable divergence from the EU model, it has the power to cancel the agreement. There will also certainly be some people watching closely from the sidelines, such as those in the civil society sector, who may bring challenges to the legality of the decision itself, or of data transfers made under the decision."

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