EU moves to allow continued data flows to UK after Brexit

SourceSkyNews
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CountryMiddle east

The European Commission says it will start work on allowing police and financial data to continue to flow from the EU to the UK for the next four years.It comes after the commission said the UK's data protection laws were in line with Europe's, despite the changes brought about by Brexit. After the UK left the bloc last year it was no longer bound by EU data protection laws.But the government has already incorporated the EU regulations into its own laws and the EU will now check again in four years to see if the crossover remains adequate.Commission vice president for values and transparency Vera Jourova said: "Ensuring free and safe flow of personal data is crucial for businesses and citizens on both sides of the Channel. "The UK has left the EU, but not the European privacy family. "At the same time, ...read more...