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How Brexit threatens to barricade our information superhighways
18 April 2019 00:00
Data and information flows are ever more important in today's hyper-connected world, and a critical priority for states is to ensure smooth, legal cross-border links. Brexit is driving a cart and horses through that aim, both in the UK and around the world.
EU-based companies that send personal data to partners in the UK and haven't prepared for a no-deal Brexit scenario on March 29 risk attracting enforcement action from their local privacy regulators.
The EU has taken a hard line over data transfers if the UK leaves the bloc without a deal on March 29: It has been clear that it won’t grant the UK an "adequacy" decision to permit free flows of personal information.