In atypical 2020 fashion, Santa actually gave UK the #1 present on its Christmas list: adequacy for cross-border data transfers from the EU as part of an overall trade deal.

Bloomberg reports the deal will include an interim solution for a maximum of 6 months while the European Commission considers a full adequacy decision for

Norway’s Datatilsynet does not mince words in its Brexit guidance:

“On 31 December 2020, the Brexit transition period will end. This means, among other things, that anyone who transfers personal data to the United Kingdom after this date must follow the rules on the transfer of personal data to third countries.”

“If the European Commission

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) explains the nexus of Schrems II, Privacy Shield and Brexit.

“While the adequacy assessment for the U.K. is currently underway, a U.K. adequacy finding is by no means a given. Given that the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield appears to have been invalidated primarily because of concerns about U.S. law

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is strategically focusing on the “fairness” requirement under the GDPR – says U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham.

The focus is unfair, invisible processing. This includes big tech, data brokers, credit reference agencies and adtech, specifically looking at transparency and fairness, as well as the legal basis for consent.

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