The European Union has agreed to share data with the United Kingdom. After the Brexit there were possibilities for this on the basis of temporary decisions, but now there is more clarity about the long term.
The transition period associated with Brexit meant that the parties had to consider how things would go with, for example, data traffic between the EU and the UK. The UK no longer has to adhere to the GDPR, but tries to be as close to the GDPR as possible.
Now, if you transfer data to the United Kingdom, that is, outside the EU, they must be well protected there too. For example, the privacy shield helped, although it has been declared invalid since July 2020. In the meantime, however, the European Commission has decided that the United Kingdom adheres to the GDPR in such a way. As promised, it has opted for rules that are very close to the General Data Protection Regulation. The EU welcomes this. There has even been a separate law on data in criminal cases, which, despite Brexit, allows data to be shared between companies and between governments in a secure way.
Several business organisations have already expressed a positive view of the European Union’s decision. The EU has already made similar statements on Argentina, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and Switzerland, which also makes a good data relationship with these countries. Hopefully, the EU will soon come up with an alternative to the Privacy Shield, which will also make the United States a better place to share data.