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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.