Data: Post-Brexit Data Handling and Regulations

In this section: UK-EU data flows, data adequacy, data transfer

Although the UK and EU continue to reiterate their aim to maintain cross-border data flows, data adequacy is not covered by the agreement.

The EU is expected to confirm that the UK’s data protection regime is adequate. However, with this process unlikely to be concluded for several months, the UK and EU have agreed to allow cross-border data flows after 1st January 2021 to continue unchanged. This ‘data bridge’ easement will last for a minimum of four months (and a maximum of six months) and would mean that businesses and other holders of data will not be required to make costly changes to the way they transfer data from the EU to the UK.