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EU-U.K. Deal Clears Way for Free Flow of Data Across Channel

June 28, 2021, 12:12 PM

The European Union gave its formal blessing to a decision guaranteeing the free flow of data between the bloc and the U.K.

The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, on Monday adopted so-called adequacy decisions that will allow companies to ship data between the EU and its former member state without fears of violating the bloc’s strict privacy rules.

“This is a very big deal for any businesses operating in the U.K., as it avoids complications that could have interfered with data flows from the EU to the U.K.,” said Rafi Azim-Khan, a data-protection lawyer at Pillsbury in ...

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