IRSG Letter to the European Commission: Brexit and personal data flows

Published 08/02/2019

The IRSG Chair, Mark Hoban, has written to the European Commission and European Data Protection Board to highlight concerns at the levels of preparedness amongst EU based firms for a no deal Brexit.  This relates to the continued transfer of personal data between the EU and the UK.  Whilst the IRSG continues to advocate for an adequacy agreement as the optimal long term solution,  given the significant increase in the likelihood of a no deal, the IRSG is requesting either a temporary adequacy agreement or a period of non-enforcement (similar to the Safe Harbour precedent).