Data Protection and Brexit – Frequently Asked Questions

09th October 2019

Brexit, particularly in the context of a ‘No Deal’ scenario, may have a serious impact on the data protection obligations of Irish controllers which transfer personal data to the UK (including Northern Ireland); because, in a situation where the UK becomes a ‘third country’, transfers to the UK will be considered transfers outside of the EU/EEA and will require a mechanism to ensure an adequate level of data protection.

This FAQ aims to answer some of the basic questions as to how that might impact controllers and what steps they should take.

Data Protection and Brexit – Frequently Asked Questions