The EU agreed to further postpone Brexit until 31 January 2020, the so-called “withdrawal date”. Before such date there will be parliamentary elections in the UK on 12 December 2019.
In terms of data protection, the UK will eventually become a third country in case of a Brexit, meaning that an organisation established in the EEA should implement an adequate data transfer mechanism to share personal data with other organisations in the UK, such as other group offices or service providers. The new postponement gives companies some extra time to look at the possible data transfer mechanisms for implementation after the withdrawal date. Even in case of yet another postponement thereof, sooner or later the UK will become a third country.
In this blog, Timelex will explain the data transfer possibilities in more detail.