MEPs ask European Compensation to amend draft UK competence choices

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Last Friday 21 Might 2021, MEPs passed a resolution asking the EU Payment to customize its draft UK competence decisions, to bring them into line with recent EU court rulings as well as to attend to issues elevated by the European Data Defense Board (EDPB) in its recent point of views. The EDPB specified that UK law and technique connecting to mass information collection, forward transfers and also its international contracts in the area of knowledge sharing, require to be further evaluated by the EU Commission.

The resolution contacts nationwide information protection authorities to put on hold transfers of individual data to the UK, where it could be subject to indiscriminate access by UK intelligence authorities, if the Compensation adopts the draft UK competence decisions prior to attending to the shortages recognized in the EDPB opinions as well as in the MEP’s resolution.

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The EU Compensation is not bound by the Parliament’s resolution, however will be under political stress to take the MEP’s concerns on board. The EU Payment currently has just over a month to settle the UK data adequacy choices before the interim remedy concurred under the EU-UK Profession and also Collaboration Agreement permitting the free flow of data from the EU to the UK ends on 30 June 2021.

Addressing the plenary prior to the vote, Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders emphasized that the UK’s existing information protection legislation is very comparable to that of the EU. However, future divergence is possible, and this is why the draft competence decision’s four-year sundown stipulation is needed.

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