EU Payment publishes draft UK adequacy choices

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The EU Payment looks readied to embrace two competence choices in favour of the UK, which will allow services to remain to freely transfer personal data from the EU/EEA to the UK. On 19 February 2021, the EU Commission released two draft competence choices allowing transfers of personal information to the UK under the GDPR, and under the Police Instruction(LED). Once embraced, the decisions will replace the interim service concurred under the EU-UK Trade and Collaboration Arrangement (previously reviewed below). That agreement allows services to transfer personal data from the EU/EEA to the UK, without putting in place additional safeguards, until 30 June 2021 or a competence choice comes into result, whichever is faster.

Next steps

The EU Compensation will next acquire a point of view from the EDPB. It will after that require to get the green light from a committee of representatives of the EU Participant States. As soon as this treatment is completed, the EU Payment may adopt the UK adequacy decisions. In accordance with Post 45( 3) of the GDPR as well as Article 36 of the LED, the UK adequacy choices will certainly be examined every 4 years to make certain the UK continues to supply an adequate degree of security.

The UK Government’s News release welcoming the draft adequacy decisions is readily available below.

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