CCIA Applauds EU-UK Data Flow Decision

BY Heather Greenfield
February 19, 2021

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission today announced two new adequacy decisions for the transfer of EU personal data to the United Kingdom. 

With these decisions, the European Commission considers that the United Kingdom provides a level of protection of EU personal data that is equivalent to the EU’s laws. Once approved, UK and EU businesses will be able to continue securely transferring data without having to design and implement thousands of complex contractual arrangements with their vendors and customers. 

 Until January 2020, the UK was still a member of the European Union, and had to implement the changes brought by the General Data Protection Regulation. The UK Information Commissioner Office also serves as one of the strongest data protection watchdogs in Europe. 

Both decisions will require review and adoption by the 27 EU Member States, and will be subject to review at least every 4 years. 

The following can be attributed to Alexandre Roure, CCIA Public Policy Senior Manager:

“This decision is good news for both EU and UK businesses and consumers. The UK remains an important trade partner of the EU, and this decision will ensure unencumbered data flows that thousands of companies across sectors rely on to provide products and services.” 

Related Articles

CCIA Warns EU Foreign Subsidies Plan Could Deter Investment Needed for Economic Recovery

Dec 17, 2021

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe) backs the European Commission’s crackdown on distortive foreign subsidies but fears that the proposal, as it stands, could inadvertently discourage third-country organisations from providing the investment required to help fund Europe’s post-pandemic recovery. In its position paper on the EU Regulation on foreign subsidies,…

CCIA Responds to EU consultation on Civil liability and AI

Dec 17, 2021

Today, the Computer & Communications Industry Association submitted its comments to the European Commission’s public consultation “Civil liability – adapting liability rules to the digital age and artificial intelligence”. CCIA Europe acknowledges the Commission’s concerns that certain elements of emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) could pose new challenges to the application of liability rules.…

CCIA Encourages Trilogue Negotiations to Focus on Making the Digital Markets Act Workable

Dec 15, 2021

Brussels, BELGIUM — Today the European Parliament adopted its negotiating position on the Digital Markets Act (DMA), largely adopting the amendments approved by the committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection, which is leading in the proposal. With the Council of Ministers of the European Union having recently agreed on their ‘general approach’, this milestone…