The European Union’s Brexit trade deal with the U.K. creates legal uncertainty for personal data protection and risks friction with the bloc’s legislative framework, according to a EU privacy watchdog.
The Monday comment from Wojciech Wiewiórowski, the European Data Protection Supervisor, comes after EU regulators Feb. 19 endorsed the latest data-sharing arrangements with the U.K., following an earlier stopgap solution.
Wiewiórowski took issue with language in the December trade agreement that departs from existing provisions for cross-border data flows and personal data protection. Protecting personal data and privacy rights shouldn’t be up for negotiation, Wiewiórowski said.
“The wording agreed with...