January 17, 2018

On 9 January 2018, the EU Commission issued a notice stating that following Brexit, the United Kingdom will become a ‘third country’ for the purposes of EU data protection laws.  Absent any change in the position before March 2019, this means that organisations based in the European Economic Area (EEA) that have become accustomed to moving personal data freely back and forth to the United Kingdom will have to implement changes to their processes to ensure that they do not contravene EU law by doing so.

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