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Cummings the libertarian rewrites the data laws

The government's newly published national data strategy, promising a "transformation" long sought by Boris Johnson's chief adviser and the former Vote Leave director, has sparked concern at a sensitive time with the continued flow of data between the UK and EU member states in question.
The European commission is currently examining whether the UK's data laws will be in line with the EU's general data protection regulation (GDPR) and law enforcement directive after 1 January 2021, allowing the movement of data vital to the law enforcement agencies but also the banking, health, entertainment, insurance and tech sectors.

The EU will not be railroaded into declaring "adequacy", i.e. equivalence between EU data protection standards and what the nutjob is proposing.

Another train wreck coming. They will patch together something on police and security data (UK leaving Europol leaves a huge hole in the UK's security which they have to cover with bilateral agreements) but for the rest... Armageddon for the UK's dematerialised service sector.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Sep 25th, 2020 at 02:07:06 PM EST

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