The General Data Protection Regulations came into effect in 2018. Companies spent a lot of time and effort preparing for GDPR – and consumers across Europe are safer for it.
At 23:00 GMT on 29 March 2019, the UK will become a ‘third country’ as far as the EU regulations are concerned.
UK organisations can – according to the latest UK Government Technical Notice – “continue to be able to send personal data from the UK to the EU.” However, the European Commission will not grant reciprocal rights rights until it has completed an assessment wider UK data security - and will not begin this assessment until after Brexit - with there is no indication how long the interregnum will last.
This “5 minute read” looks at the steps to “assess and prepare” that are needed with less than 6 weeks to go until Brexit.
The Prime Minister’s deal was once again rejected by the House of Commons - 303 votes against and 258 in favour. The pattern of voting – the abstentions and votes against - increase the odds of a no-deal Brexit in exactly six weeks time.
An open letter from 43 former British Ambassadors and High Commissioners calls on Theresa May to change direction on Brexit saying that it would be wrong to leave the EU on the basis of a Political Declaration that offers no clarity about the United Kingdom’s future relationship with our closest neighbours and biggest trading partner - let alone a no-deal Brexit.
The UK Government’s Brexit deal was overwhelmingly defeated by 432 votes to 202 in Parliament on 15 January. The Prime Minister was sent back to the EU to re-open negotiations on the ‘Northern Ireland/Ireland backstop’.
EU leaders universally confirmed that they are unable to re-open the Withdrawal Agreement - but would consider making changes to the Political Declaration.
Today’s vote avoids a second defeat for May’s deal. Rather than hold a ‘meaningful’ vote, it is a ‘neutral’ and non-binding ‘amendable’ vote - delaying the final decision closer to 29 March deadline. Whilst the Government is asking Parliament to “hold its nerve”, business, commerce - and now a unique coming together of 43 ex-Ambassadors - are calling for certainty of a decision one-way-or-another.
This post is a full briefing on the background and build up to today’s proceedings in Parliament.
Brexit is now soaking up all available capacity of businesses as they prepare for the potential impact of a no-deal exit from the EU on 29 March.
Businesses throughout the UK food chain are now “totally focused on working to mitigate the catastrophic impact of a no-deal Brexit. “
The British Chamber of Commerce has called for “clarity” on key items such as: import and export duties; border controls and customs procedures. They say that “thousands of companies will suffer ‘catastrophic shock’ as the UK leaves the European Union.
In this post we report the growing concerns from across industry and commerce - and list the questions that Government and business should be addressing as a matter of critical urgency.
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