EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement Provides a Grace Period for Free Flow of Personal Data

After the political and constitutional upheaval of the last four years that has been Brexit, a trade deal—the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement—was finally reached between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) on December 24, 2020, just days before the deadline when the UK was set to crash out of all EU treaties.

Brexit Is Here! What Employers Need to Know About the UK’s Departure From the EU

On 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom formally left the European Union after 47 years of membership. However, for a transitional period that will end on 31 December 2020, it will still be covered by all current agreements including membership in the European Single Market and European Union Customs Union and rights such as freedom of movement of workers throughout the EU.

European Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce Publish Details Regarding the EU-US Privacy Shield

On February 29, 2016, the European Commission (EC) and U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) published a series of documents providing details for the implementation of the new EU-US Privacy Shield framework for the transfer of personal data from the European Union to the United States. Once it is formally adopted by the EC sometime this spring, this new framework will replace

EU Extends “Qualified” Moratorium on Enforcement Actions for Data Transfers to the U.S.

On February 3, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party, the EU body representing the data protection authorities (DPA) of each EU member country, announced that all of the DPAs across the EU have agreed to extend the current moratorium on enforcement action regarding transatlantic data transfers until they have had time to scrutinize the EU-U.S. Privacy