A paper outlining the UK Government’s position on data protection post-Brexit has been released. A new Data Protection Bill was announced in the Queen’s Speech in June which will implement the EU’s new data protection framework into UK law. The UK Government is planning to use this alignment with EU law to explore a UK-EU model for exchanging and protecting personal data, building upon the existing adequacy model. This will provide the necessary stability for businesses, public authorities and individuals and should ensure that the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office and the equivalent EU regulators are able to maintain effective regulatory cooperation and dialogue post Brexit.
We will publish a more detailed analysis of the paper here shortly.