Draft adequacy decision published by European Commission

Some good news for a Friday afternoon. The decision we have all been waiting for has been published in draft by the European Commission.

It concludes that the UK has an equivalent level of protection for personal data and there will be no need for additional provisions to safeguard the transfer of personal data from the EU to the UK.

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) will provide their opinion on the decision and we will need agreement from the Council of Members, composed of representatives of the EU Member States.

Once the decision is adopted, there will remain in force for four years and can be renewed if our standards are adequate.

Even if adopted, the decision could still be challenged, as we saw with first Safe Harbor and then its successor Privacy Shield.

We will have to wait and see.

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