At the moment, the outcome of Brexit is completely unclear, as is the British solution for handling “data protection”. However, leaving the EU does not mean that the GDPR is no longer valid – on the contrary. In case of a no-deal Brexit, Great Britain will be seen as a so-called „third country“ from a GDPR perspective. Since neither an emergency plan exists nor a transitional period is granted, there is a threat of “data chaos” for companies.
When transferring personal data of EU-citizens to third countries, companies need adhere to special regulations: Next to the necessary legal basis for processing or transferring the data, further technical and regulatory safety measures need to be implemented in order to ensure the safety of personal data in the third country. This also applies to internationally operating corporate groups with several branches.
This means that personal data must be protected with special measures such as an end-to-end encryption, when exchanged between an EU country and the UK. The independent data protection supervisory authorities of the federal and state governments have also pointed out, among other things, that companies that do not take the necessary security precautions act illegally. The supervisory authorities could then issue an order suspending the exchange of data and imposing fines.
GREAT BRITAIN – THE NEXT DATA LEECH?
Compared to other EU-countries the data protection level in the UK is relatively low, as British secret services (similar to American secret services) massively collect data. Furthermore, the British Parliament voted in favour of a new surveillance law, the “Investigatory Power Bill”.
This act further strengthens the surveillance and intervention powers of the British secret services and also authorises interception practices at internet hubs.
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