Brexit: The United Kingdom recognised as a safe third country
The European Commission has now determined that the United Kingdom has an adequate level of data protection, and personal data can continue to be transferred on the same terms as before Brexit.
On 28 June 2021, the European Commission determined that the United Kingdom is a safe third country with an adequate level of data protection in line with the GDPR and the Law Enforcement Directive.
The adequacy decision means that personal data can in future be freely transferred to the United Kingdom without any other basis for the transfer.
NJORD continues to recommend that companies and authorities that have not already done so ensure an overview of the transfers made to the United Kingdom to adapt their records and privacy policies with information on transfers of personal data to the United Kingdom. The requirement to list third countries to which personal data are transferred will apply regardless of whether the United Kingdom is recognised as a safe third country.