The European Union (EU) gave the green light this Monday Continue transferring personal data to the UK, Despite Brexit, is an important decision for companies and police cooperation.
Two in a European Commission statement “Adequate results, One under the Public Data Protection Regulation (RGPD) and the other under the “Police Justice” Order.
The two orders, which expire within a few days of the end of the interim period, are issued by a post-Brexit agreement, allowing the UK to proceed as the communications of personal data are transferred within the EU, without authorization or additional guarantees. However, transfers made for British immigration control purposes are excluded from the scope of the decision.
There are still protections in the circumstances “If there are future disagreements”And“Automatic cancellation“, Which limits the period of adaptation to four years. “We can now assure EU citizens that their personal data will be protected when they transfer to the UK,” said Didier Reinders, EU Commissioner for Justice. “Even if the UK leaves the EU, its rule of law to protect personal data remains the same,” said Vera Jurova, vice president of the European Commission.
“At the same time, we are paying close attention to the concerns expressed by (European Parliament), member states and the European Data Protection Council, especially regarding future differences in the UK data protection structure compared to EU standards. (…) We will intervene if there are changes on the British side.” Jurova explained.
Following a British court ruling, the European Union decided to exclude personal data related to immigration from this mechanism, which on May 26, 2018, invalidates the possibility of changing the RGPD under national law for reasons that restrict the protection of certain personal data. Control of immigrants. Once the UK authorities agree with the court’s decision, the commission will reconsider the situation.