Data Protection

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 3rd April 2017.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government has conducted contingency planning in the event that the UK does not secure a data adequacy decision with the EU prior to exiting the EU.

Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with her European counterparts on securing a data adequacy agreement with the EU.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy)

As negotiations to leave the EU have not begun, it would be inappropriate to speculate in any detail as to what arrangements we will seek to put in place.

Our objective is to ensure continued data flows between the EU and countries outside the EEA once the UK leaves the EU. In doing so we will be considering all the available options that will provide legal certainty for businesses and citizens alike.

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