The UK is nearing the end of its Brexit transition period (the Transition Period), which expires Dec. 31, 2020. Although the UK has not been a party to the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement since the passage of Brexit, it has been treated as an EEA member during the Transition Period. Because of this status, data has continued to flow freely between the EU and UK during this time. However, the UK’s treatment as a member of the EEA is set to end upon the expiration of the Transition Period. At that point the UK will be considered a “third country” under the GDPR for the purpose of cross-border data transfers.
Continue reading the full GT Alert, “Brexit: The Future of Data Flow to and from the EEA and the UK.”