The European Commission today published its draft UK adequacy decisions. If these decisions are made, they can continue to flow from the EU to the UK free of personal data.

In addition to its decision under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU has published another draft decision for personal data in connection with law enforcement.

The adequacy decisions are now with the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), which will submit an opinion to the European Commission and representatives of the EU member states.

During this process, UK businesses and authorities can continue to receive data from the EU under the adequacy bridge agreed in the 2020 Trade and Cooperation Agreement [link to ICO statement].

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said:

‘The draft of the adequacy decisions is an important milestone to ensure the smooth transfer of data from the EU to the UK.

“Today’s announcement brings us one step closer to a clear picture for organizations processing EU personal data and I welcome the progress that has been made.”

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