The FT has reported that Brussels looks likely to allow data to continue to flow freely between the EU and UK. This follows the European Commission’s draft decision on the matter which is expected to be approved this week. The EC is happy that Britain has an adequate level of protection for personal data.
Having incorporated the GDPR into English law several years ago is obviously a key factor here as the UK is not starting from scratch in ensuring compliance post-Brexit. According to the FT, the arrangement will be reviewed every four years to check continuing compliance.
If formally approved this week, it will bring huge relief to businesses around the UK concerned about possible disruption when the temporary arrangement with the EU expires in June.