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How Businesses Should Prepare for the No-Deal Brexit

There have been a lot of questions surrounding business practices and data protection within the U.K. pending a no-deal Brexit from the European Union (EU).

With the March 29th deadline looming and political powers unable to agree on the proper terms for exit, it is becoming increasingly necessary to publish guidance on what issues a U.K.-based business will face as a result.



What to Expect From a No-Deal Brexit

The U.K. government has decided that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be absorbed into existing law at the point of exit — whenever that comes. There are no substantive changes to the rules that organisations are required to follow.

Organisations that rely on cloud-hosting services to transfer personal data between the U.K. and the European Economic Area (EEA) will likely be affected.

In the past, personally identifiable information has been allowed to pass freely across borders between the EEA and the U.K. However, the freedom of transmission will dissipate with a no-deal Brexit, necessitating a change in the processing required by affected businesses and organizations.

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