Brexit: Data Protection and EU-UK Data Flows

The implications of Brexit for EU-UK data flows are the subject of on-going uncertainty, despite recent public statements made by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office and UK Data Protection Minister. Businesses who are involved in EU-UK data flows, or who will be in the future, are grappling with this uncertainty (among many others relating to Brexit). In this briefing, we examine some of the likely paths forward that may allow companies based in Ireland (or other EU Member States) to transfer personal data to the UK after the date on which the UK leaves the EU (the “Exit Date”).  

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