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Data Protection: EU Law

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 69143, tabled on 27 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government has conducted contingency planning in the event that the UK does not secure a data adequacy decision with the EU prior to exiting the EU.

Answered on

3 April 2017

As negotiations to leave the EU have not begun, it would be inappropriate to speculate in any detail as to what arrangements we will seek to put in place.

Our objective is to ensure continued data flows between the EU and countries outside the EEA once the UK leaves the EU. In doing so we will be considering all the available options that will provide legal certainty for businesses and citizens alike.