UK Trade with EU: Personal Records

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 19th November 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Kidron Baroness Kidron Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the monetary value of trade involving personal data between the UK and the EU.

Photo of Baroness Barran Baroness Barran The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

It is difficult to estimate figures for trade values involving personal data specifically, and the closest proxy we have is for data-enabled trade. We estimate that the value of data-enabled services trade between the UK and the EU is £143.7 billion, £91.4 billion of which is exports, and £52.3 billion in imports. These values are derived from the Office of National Statistics 2019 trade figures.

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