Brexit: ICT and digital services

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Do you supply ICT or digital services in the UK? Or do you store data in the UK? Since 1 January 2021, these data flows are no longer subject to EU legislation. With the exception of personal data, free flow of data between the EU and the UK continues to apply.

The information on has been put together on the basis of the agreement between the EU and the UK. The Dutch government is currently analysing the details of the agreement. This means there may be changes to these texts in the near future.

Transitional arrangements

The agreement features transitional arrangements to avoid confusion on the level of data protection as of 1 January 2021. The EU and the UK have agreed on a bridging mechanism, that allows the continued free flow of personal data from the EU to the UK. This temporary measure remains in place until adequacy decisions come into effect. During a 4-month period the transferring of personal data to the UK will not be considered a transferral to a third country.

Please consult the website of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA, in Dutch) for more information.

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