Data Protection and Brexit – what you need to know
19 Jan 2021
Now that the Brexit transition period has ended, the UK is classified a 'third country' for the purposes of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR)
The existing text of the EU GDPR is now part of UK law and is referred to as the UK GDPR. This continues to be supported by the Data Protection Act 2018 and together they form UK data protection law.
These two pieces of legislation have been amended to reflect that the UK is no longer a member of the EU and that EU bodies and courts no longer have a role in shaping UK law.
If you have any templates or guidance which refer to the EU or EEA and to the GDPR you should amend them to reflect these changes.