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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.
Ben O'Neill Deputy Managing Editor, London, and Production Editor
Ben is the senior editor in our London bureau, helping manage the reporting team and editing stories across the range of MLex services. He joined MLex in 2017 after two decades as a newspaper journalist. After starting on regional papers in the UK, he moved to Asia, spending eight years as an editor and then Production Editor at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, followed by eight years in Indonesia. There he helped... Read more