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EU data-protection adequacy standards remain unaddressed, as UK hurtles towards Brexit
16 October 2020 00:00
The future of data flows between the United Kingdom and the European Union in a post-Brexit world aren’t at the top of the agenda in negotiations between the two sides, but a failure to reach an agreement could have a significant impact on trade. The impasse centers on concerns by EU courts that the UK’s surveillance laws that allow for “general and indiscriminate” bulk collection of data are at odds with the EU’s data-protection rules. Meanwhile, provincial governments in Canada are so concerned about the shortcomings of the country’s federal data-protection legislation that they’re preparing to go their own way to meet the requirements of the EU’s sprawling General Data Protection Regulation.
02 October 2020 11:00 by Amy MillerCanadian tech companies will soon be subject to tougher privacy laws as lawmakers face intense pressure to keep pace with European privacy standards.
09 October 2020 21:17 by Jakub KrupaThe UK already had a high wall to climb for it to win an adequacy decision that will let it continue data flows to the EU after Brexit.
James Panichi Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
Amy Miller Senior Correspondent
Amy is responsible for the coverage of an array of regulatory and litigation issues pertaining to the Internet, including privacy, data security and antitrust. Formerly a legal reporter for the ALM media group, Miller has closely followed legal trends in Silicon Valley and covered corporate legal departments for online and print publications including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The Recorder. Miller is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is an... Read more
Jakub Krupa Senior Correspondent
Jakub joined MLex’s London team in August 2020 to report on topics including data privacy and security, cybersecurity, and telecom regulation, focusing on EU & UK regulatory and legal risk in the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) sectors. He is currently working on MLex's coverage of future mobility, in particular the rise of connected, electric and autonomous vehicles.Based in the UK since 2012, he previously worked as the UK Correspondent for the Polish Press Agency,... Read more