EU and U.K. take first steps toward continuing free data flows post-Brexit
One of those is the question of personal data, an omission that has made some enterprises nervous as they wonder whether big changes will be required. After weeks of silence, the European Commission has officially begun the administrative process to reach an agreement with the U.K. on personal data transfers. The official EC request is being made to the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) as well as a committee representing EU member states. For its part, the U.K. government has already approved such data transfers from its side. The move to start the review gives a generally positive review to U.K. data laws, which suggests a final data transfer agreement could come well within that 6-month window.