Tech industry leaders are concerned about what Brexit will mean for the flow of data between the EU and the U.K., and as such had 23 representatives from national tech industry associations meet with British ministers in a closed-door session Monday in London, The Telegraph reports. Of significant industry concern is that the government doesn't fully understand the scope of preparation necessary for the country to achieve the EU's "stamp of approval" for data transfers, the report states. Unnamed senior EU sources have also expressed concern about the U.K.'s reapplication, especially around the country's Investigatory Powers Act. “The British have led the way on open data for years, but the Act erases decades of British leadership in this area,” an anonymous source said in the report, adding that the shadow of the U.S. and U.K. intelligence relationship looms “in the background” of a GDPR assessment.
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