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? 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.

This information is based on the agreement between the EU and the UK.

Transitional arrangements

The agreement features transitional arrangements to avoid confusion on the level of data protection. 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 6-month period the transferring of personal data to the UK is not considered a transferral to a third country.

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


Q&A about the TCA

There is an extensive Q&A about the Brexit Trade Agreement available on the website of the European Commission. It explains what the new rules mean for different sectors, such as trade in goods, fisheries and road transport. There are nine chapters in total and you can search per sector. At the top you can choose your language. You can find answers to questions such as: What was agreed to facilitate trade in automotive? How does the Agreement contribute to trade and sustainable development? Will air carriers still have the same rights to operate between and within the EU and the UK? Note that this Q&A was published in December 2020 and therefore speaks of a draft agreement.


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