UK to receive EU adequacy for data transfers

All 27 EU Member States voted in favour of UK’s adequacy decision on 16 June. It is expected that the EU Commission will issue the final text and announce the decision by 30 June when the EU-UK bridging period for transfers of personal data ends.

There has already been speculation that the decision may face a legal challenge from activists. The EU Commission will monitor any possible changes in the UK and can amend, repeal or suspend the decision, should the changes in the UK’s data protection regime require such action.


Resetting Privacy: Winning Trust - Privacy Laws & Business 34th Annual International Conference will have the following sessions on 5 July:

  • The United Kingdom’s new, bold approach to international data transfers
    The Right Honourable John Whittingdale OBE MP, the UK’s Minister of State for Media and Data
    Joe Jones, Head of Data Adequacy, Data Policy Directorate, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
    Rebecca Cousin, Partner, Slaughter and May
  • The EU’s work on promoting free and safe data flows
    Bruno Gencarelli, Head of Unit – International Data Flows and Protection, European Commission