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GDPR and edisclosure after Brexit

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into effect from May 2018. Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, what will become of this regulation and what effects will it have on edisclosure?

12 July 2016

The answer to this question will be determined by how the UK separates itself from the EU.
It could remain part of the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement, and therefore the status quo would remain and nothing with regards to the GDPR would change. Edisclosure vendors would still need to comply with the GDPR. An alternative answer could be
that the UK does not remain a member of the EEA, which would create a lot of uncertainty and raise numerous questions.

First, will the UK create its
own version of the GDPR? Once article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty
has been signed and the UK's withdrawal has been negotiated, I believe that the UK will adopt something similar to the GDPR. The regulation was already agreed and it would make sense to implement the GDPR as a basis for any UK data protection legislation.

Whether a UK version would be as complex would be do...

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