Data Protection

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for requesting an adequacy assessment of UK data protection regulations from the EU if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State

In no deal, it is in everyone’s interests that the exchange of personal data between EU Member States and the UK continues.

The European Commission has said that adopting adequacy decisions is not part of their priority no deal contingency planning. In light of this, we do not expect the European Commission to have made adequacy decisions regarding the UK at the point of exit.

However, the UK is ready to commence an adequacy assessment now. We will continue to make the case to the European Commission to start the adequacy assessments as soon as possible.

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