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DATA PROTECTION: Digital departure

11 August 2016  

William Long assesses the impact of Brexit on data protection legislation in the UK

On 23 June 2016, UK voters passed a referendum to leave the European Union (EU) after a membership of nearly 40 years. This historic decision is likely to have a profound impact on political, economic and regulatory decisions in the coming months and years, while politicians negotiate the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU. The impact of this decision on many different areas of law and regulation will need to be carefully examined and monitored over the coming months, including in relation to data protection.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Case C-362/14 Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner (2015) Grand Chamber, 6 October