All posts by Dan Tench

For months, data protection lawyers have been warning businesses in the UK to make preparations for the pending General Data Protection Regulation (the "Regulation"), due to come into force in May 2018. The Regulation provides for a ratcheting up of data protection obligations and a hefty new fining regime for breaches of these obligations of up to 4% of global turnover. The question which arises is whether in light of the referendum vote in favour of Brexit, those preparations are still appropriate. We consider that they are, because we believe that the Regulation is still likely to constitute our data protection law as from May 2018. This is for the following reasons. EEA members must comply with European Union data protection law One likely option for the UK will be to join the European Economic Area (the "EEA"), along with Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein. The rules of the EEA and in particular its … Continue Reading ››