UK-EU data flows post-Brexit.
Recent publication of the UK government’s no-deal Brexit plans highlight the difficulties that could arise in transferring data between the EU and the United Kingdom in the event of such an outcome.
- Data protection requirements may prompt EU companies to avoid the United Kingdom as a host for their data.
- This would undercut UK digital companies that rely on such data as a part of their business model.
- Firms dependent on data transfers within the EU are likely to relocate parts of their businesses to another member state.