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Following the UK’s exit from the EU, for data protection purposes, the UK is now a “third country”. Pursuant to the trade deal between the UK and EU, agreed to at the end of 2020, data transfers between the EU and UK were allowed to flow freely for up to a further six months to 30 June 2021. However, after that date, any personal data sent from the EU to the UK would need to be adequately protected in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and the EU Law Enforcement Directive (EU LED).
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