UK Deal With EU On Post-Brexit Data Sharing

The UK government is seeking to negotiate a deal over data sharing with Europe in which there are no substantial regulatory changes as a result of Brexit.

The ambitious strategy emerged in the last of a series of summer policy papers published by the Department for Exiting the European Union just ahead of the next round of talks in Brussels on 28th August.

In it, the government argues that its “unique” status as a leading player in the world of electronic commerce means that it should be able to demand special treatment from the EU when agreeing future standards.

Regulation of online data is an increasing international flashpoint as technology companies and national security agencies both come under fire for infringing personal privacy.

Since the Edward Snowden revelations and other high-profile privacy challenges against companies such as Google, it has been a particular source of tension between the EU and US.

But the UK paper argues that Britain should in future be exempt from usual European adequacy tests that are applied to third-party countries seeking to handle the data of EU citizens and instead enter into a more permanent harmonisation agreement to provide stability for companies.

“The government believes it would be in the interest of both the UK and EU to agree early in the process to mutually recognise each other’s data protection frameworks as a basis for the continued free flows of data between the EU and the UK from the point of exit until such time as new and more permanent arrangements come into force,” said the policy paper.

The government refuses to say how it would seek to maintain this mutual recognition once the rapidly-evolving standards start to diverge but says it would like to have a shared policy process in place in which both sides would have to agree to future changes.

Such a concession is likely to be fiercely resisted by Brussels negotiators who see such moves as an attempt to limit their own autonomy to set EU rules, but the principle could serve as a clue to the UK approach in other areas of business regulation, such as financial services, where the City also hopes for some form of a lasting mutual recognition deal.

The government refused to speculate about how such an arrangement with the EU might cope with the challenge of diverging standards with the US, where much of the industry is based.

It did acknowledge however that current EU/US regulatory harmonisation was much more limited and was a source of potential future UK advantage if it could pursue separate deals at the same time.

Guardian

The GDPR Effect On Brexit:

EU / US Privacy Shield Affects Your Organisation:

 

« Russian Hackers Feel The Heat
ISIS Video Adds More Terror In Spain »

Perimeter 81

Directory of Suppliers

Perimeter 81

Perimeter 81

Perimeter 81 is a Zero Trust Network as a Service designed to simplify secure network, cloud and application access for the modern and distributed workforce.

DigitalStakeout

DigitalStakeout

A simple and cost-effective solution to monitor, investigate and analyze data from the web, social media and cyber sources to identify threats and make better security decisions.

MIRACL

MIRACL

MIRACL provides the world’s only single step Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) which can replace passwords on 100% of mobiles, desktops or even Smart TVs.

FREE eBook: Practical Guide To Optimizing Your Cloud Deployments

FREE eBook: Practical Guide To Optimizing Your Cloud Deployments

AWS Marketplace eBook: Optimizing your cloud deployments to accelerate cloud activities, reduce costs, and improve customer experience.

Clayden Law

Clayden Law

Clayden Law are experts in information technology, data privacy and cybersecurity law.

Authentic8

Authentic8

Authentic8 transforms how organizations secure and control the use of the web with Silo, its patented cloud browser.

Syxsense

Syxsense

Syxsense brings together endpoint management and security for greater efficiency and collaboration between IT management and security teams.

Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks is the industry leader in network innovation. We provide network infrastructure and network security solutions.

White & Case

White & Case

White & Case is a global law firm with offices in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Practice areas include Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity.

CORDIS

CORDIS

CORDIS is the European Commission's primary public repository and portal to disseminate information on all EU-funded research projects and their results.

Copper Horse Solutions

Copper Horse Solutions

Copper Horse specialises in mobile and IoT security, engineering solutions throughout the product lifecycle from requirements to product security investigations.

Opaq Networks

Opaq Networks

OPĀQ Networks’ groundbreaking network security-as-a-service empowers organizations with the easiest way to tighten security control and improve business agility.

Lynx Technology Partners

Lynx Technology Partners

Lynx Technology Partners provides highly regulated industries with IT security and risk management advisory services.

SANS CyberStart

SANS CyberStart

SANS CyberStart is a unique and innovative suite of tools and games designed to introduce children and young adults to the field of cyber security.

Utility Cyber Security Forum

Utility Cyber Security Forum

The Utility Cyber Security Forum offers a focused venue in which utility executives can network one-on-one with colleagues facing issues in protecting against cyber attacks.

Mendoza Ventures

Mendoza Ventures

Mendoza Ventures is a venture capital fund focusing on pre-seed Artificial Intelligence (AI), Fintech, and Cybersecurity startups.

Cloudsine

Cloudsine

Cloudsine (previously Banff Cyber Technologies) is a cloud technology company specializing in cloud adoption, security and innovation.

Rostelecom

Rostelecom

Rostelecom is Russia’s largest integrated provider of digital services and solutions, covering all market segments including consumer, governmental and private organizations.