Rowena Rix, Senior Associate in our Regulatory Department was quoted in Legaltech News regarding how Brexit has left companies uncertain about how to manage their cross-border data.
"If the EU does find the U.K.’s data protections are adequate, the policies for transferring EU-based data in the U.K. will be more straightforward, said Kingsley Napley senior associate Rowena Rix.
"It will largely operate as it does now,” noted Rix. Still, a timeline for obtaining that adequacy decision seems difficult as the U.K. government juggles other pressing issues, including entering international trade agreements to ensure imports and exports of food.
"There will be so much to consider in terms of Brexit. It’s just a question of where they see that on their list of priorities. Who know what that list will look like?” Rix said. “Organizations have to be prepared for the possibility of not having this finding of adequacy for a while.”
"I think definitely in our community there’s a wait-and-see approach, because you could be rewriting all your contracts and you don’t have to,” Rix said.
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About the author:
Rowena Rix is a qualified and practising lawyer, dual qualified as a process improvement professional (certified as a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma). Her area of legal expertise is in regulatory litigation and data protection. Rowena regularly advises regulatory bodies and organisations in relation to data protection compliance, blending that advice with the delivery of process improvement projects directed at optimising legal processes for improved service to and access for all interested parties. Rowena operates within Kingsley Napley's cross-practice groups which provide specialist data protection compliance and enforcement advice.