Brexit and data protection: What’s next?

On 12 December 2019 in the UK general election, Boris Johnson secured his position as UK Prime Minister, with his Conservative party winning its first substantial majority in decades. The results of the election have set the way for the UK to exit the European Union by its scheduled exit date of 31 January 2020.  The results ...

Brexit, data protection and democracy

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The DPA of the United Kingdom sent a letter to political parties in light of the 12 December 2019 General Election to remind them that  “People expect their personal information to be used in line with law, and where that doesn’t happen in digital campaigning, there’s a danger that public trust and confidence in the ...

Brexit and the future of data transfers to the UK

On 29 March 2017 Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, officially invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, effectively triggering Brexit.  But what does that mean for us as data protection and privacy experts and how will companies be affected by Brexit? The Lisbon Treaty establishes that countries exiting the EU ...