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Brexit, Wa, & Data Protection | E-PDP

28/02/2019 e pdp logo_4

Key points of the EU "Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community" (WA) include continued protection of Data under the umbrella of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, for processing of personal data & free movement of such data (GDPR), and Directive (EU) 2016/680 , for prevention, investigation etc of criminal offences etc (Article 71) provided data processed under Union Law in UK before end of transition period or processed in UK after transition period on the basis of a backed WA.  

Brexit is proving to be a complex and rather untidy process. 12th to 14th March are key dates in Parliament (meaningful vote on Brexit deal by 12 March. If defeated again, a vote on 13 March on leaving with no deal and, if this is rejected, a vote on 14 March for an extension to the withdrawal period beyond 29 March 2019). Whether the revised WA is backed or not, whether the deadline for withdrawal is delayed or not, contingency planning for a ‘no deal scenario is vital for lawful transfers of data. Companies should review the data flows and transfer mechanisms in their business to make sure there will be no breach in their data operations if there is a no-deal Brexit (in particular where contracts include clauses where transfer of data outside of the EU is prohibited).

Companies need to mitigate risks with appropriate transfer mechanisms set out in the GDPR such as Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs), Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs), certification and codes of conduct, data subject (explicit and renewed) post-Brexit consent. Companies will have to review which of the aforementioned safeguards are best suited to their needs, demonstrate their efforts to ensure compliance post-Brexit, and also review their privacy policies so that clients understand the movements of their personal data in and outside of the EU.


Socios Patrón

  • GLAXOSMITHKLINE
  • Savills Aguirre Newman
  • Gleeds Ibérica
  • Arriva
  • Santander
  • London School of Economics
  • Cuatrecasas
  • Appco España
  • Intu Management Spain
  • Hays Recruiting Experts Worldwide
  • Interserve
  • BT Global Services
  • Banco Sabadell
  • HSBC Bank
  • Sage
  • DIAGEO

Socios Corporativos

  • FUNDACIÓN OAK HOUSE SCHOOL
  • Berkeley Energía
  • Aon España
  • Delegación en España de la Fundación de British Council
  • Lucas Fox International Properties
  • Betfair
  • Agencia de Innovación y Desarrollo de Andalucía IDEA
  • GESVALT
  • RENTOKIL INITIAL ESPAÑA, S.A.
  • Pursuit Marketing
  • De Cotta McKenna y Santafé
  • Agbar
  • Value Retail
  • Artificial Solutions
  • Croda Ibérica
  • Uría Menéndez Abogados
  • Hotel Hesperia Madrid
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • INDRA
  • KPMG
  • Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
  • IEB
  • BDO
  • Burberry
  • DLF Global Mobility Services
  • Grayling
  • TBSCG
  • HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS
  • Kuoni Destination Management
  • Barclays
  • FCC
  • Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • DLA Piper
  • PGA Catalunya Resort
  • CPP Protección y Servicios de Asistencia S.A.U.
  • Ayming España
  • David Lloyd
  • Robert Walters
  • Ferrovial
  • CaixaBank
  • SPECTRUM IFA GROUP, THE
  • Bunzl Distriburion Spain
  • COLEGIO INTERNACIONAL SAN PEDRO LAUDE
  • Grant Thornton
  • IBERIA L.A.E
  • Mazars
  • Grupo Julià
  • CBRE Real Estate
  • Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
  • Clifford Chance
  • VITHAS XANIT INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL
  • Alting Grupo Inmobiliario
  • Baker Tilly
  • Lloyd's Register Spain
  • RSM Spain
  • Kensington School
  • ST. Pauls' School
  • Linklaters
  • Telefonica
  • Shire Pharmaciuticals Ibérica
  • Roca Junyent
  • Management Solutions
  • Abertis
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • PageGroup
  • Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance
  • Estudio Jurídico Ejaso
  • Invest Northern Ireland
  • ERNST & YOUNG
  • IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL
  • AFI, Analistas Financieros Internacionales
  • Lloyd's Iberia Representative
  • Colt Technology Services
  • EU Business School
  • Gilmar in association with Chestertons
  • Signe
  • NH COLLECTION MADRID EUROBUILDING
  • PeopleMatters
  • Cognita Spain Holdings
  • CORPORACIÓN H10 HOTELS
  • Román y Asociados
  • Arup
  • Allen & Overy
  • Solarcentury