British Data Protection Laws To Stay ‘Aligned’ With The EU’s After Brexit

It has been reported that the Government will today set out its plans for arrangements that could ensure personal data would continue to move back and forth between the UK and the EU in the future in a safe, properly regulated way. In the latest of a series of papers looking at the UK’s future partnership with the EU after we have left, the Government will consider the case for a unique approach that could allow data to continue to be exchanged to ensure ongoing competitiveness, innovation and job creation.

Commenting on this news is Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the Information Security Forum [ISF].  The Information Security Forum (ISF), is a global, independent information security body considered to be the world’s leading authority on cyber security and information risk management.

Steve Durbin, Managing Director at the Information Security Forum [ISF]: 

“The proposed data protection laws align organisations’ responsibilities with the expectations of individuals. It requires organisations to exchange data in a safe and ‘properly regulated’ way and continues to protect the privacy of individuals. Just as GDPR is based on how the EU values personal data and requires businesses to behave in an appropriate manner, so does these data protection laws. Compliance officers familiar with the requirements of the EU’s GDPR will not be surprised by the contents of the Government’s proposal. These laws, alongside GDPR and the Data Protection Bill show that the government is serious about Britain’s digital economy and is making steps to ensure the way our data is protected will not be negatively impacted by Brexit.”

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