The consistent message, from those on the inside of the Brexit political environment, is that Brexit will happen. It may take some more twists and turns along the way, crucial votes in the Commons, Bills overturned in the Lords, political casualties and plenty more – but it will happen. Coupled with this the most likely scenario remains a no deal Brexit on 29th March at 11pm. The next most likely scenario is a two, possibly three, month extension, but longer extensions are less likely.
In light of this, there are a number of considerations to take into account over the coming weeks. One of these is around personal data:
- The transfer of personal information may be impacted. In a no deal situation, the UK government will enable data to flow from UK to EU countries, but it is expected that the transfer of personal data from the EU to the UK will, in some cases, be affected.
- Some organisations and companies with a customer base from Europe, who visit the UK regularly, may need a special agreement set up to deal with customer personal details.
- UK companies exporting goods or services to the EU may be affected. Business owners need to assess whether their business involves the transfer of personal data, such as names, addresses and emails to and from the UK.
Rules for the transfer of personal details is a complex area and one that is currently in a state of flux. Roc Technologies can help with process mapping and defining what changes are required to ensure your organisation remains compliant with the new legislations. If you would like to speak to one of the team please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org