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Data Protection now the UK has left the EU: February 2021 Update

The EU Commission has issued a draft decision that the UK will be granted a full adequacy decision which will enable data flows from the EU/EEA to continue as they did when the UK was in the EU. However the European Data Protection Board still has to formalise this and will not do this before it has consulted with member states.

In the meantime members can continue to receive data from the EU/EEA as outlined in our January 2021 update but are reminded that these are temporary arrangements in place until a final decision on adequacy is determined or 30 June 2021, whichever is soonest.

We will update members when we can but members are also advised to regularly check the ICO website for details of the latest developments.