Understanding the risks to cross border transfer of personal data: EU-UK Data Adequacy

Date published: 12 October 2023

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, the free flow of personal data from the EU to the UK is underpinned by a data adequacy decision.


This report seeks to:

  • ascertain the role and importance of data transfers from the EU to NI
  • examine whether there is a risk the UK will lose its adequacy status and assesses the likelihood of this outcome in light of the changes proposed to UK data protection law by the Data Protection and Digital Information (No 2) Bill
  • examine what mitigation measures might be available to data importers in NI in the event of a loss of adequacy
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