UK Spying Debate Leaves Post-Brexit Data Transfers Up In Air

By Allison Grande (March 13, 2020, 8:49 PM EDT) -- The U.K. is facing a year-end deadline to secure a vital affirmation of its data protection standards that would allow data transfers from the European Union to continue uninterrupted, but longstanding criticisms of the country's mass surveillance regime could derail those efforts and leave companies scrambling.

While the long-anticipated Brexit took effect at the end of January, the U.K. has until Dec. 31 to be recognized by the EU as having data protection rules that are on par with those in place in the remaining member states. If that doesn't happen, businesses looking to transfer data from the EU to the...

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