If the U.K. votes to leave the EU in June, it might have to draft a data-transfer law akin to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, Computer Weekly reports. “In rough terms, unless in the course of the exit negotiations the U.K. would choose to opt-in to this particular section of law, it would indeed be considered a third country,” said Dutch MEP Sophie in’t Veld at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2016. “That would mean an adequacy finding would be required. A Privacy Shield-like arrangement might be negotiated.” If proven necessary, in’t Veld wagered, the U.K. version of the data-sharing legislation would be “stricter” than the Privacy Shield, which is yet to be formally approved.
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