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Information Commissioner’s Office issues new data guidance to help organisations prepare for Brexit

Last updated on 18 Dec 2018

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued new guidance related to the UK’s exit from the European Union on 29 March 2019. The guidance will be of particular interest to health researchers.

This new guidance aims to help organisations to make precautionary preparations that will ensure international data flows continue if the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement. It also includes a straightforward interactive guide to generate Standard Contractual Clauses between organisations in and outside the UK as one potential solution.

Organisations that rely on the transfer of data between the UK and European Economic Area may be affected by changes to the way the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) operates following Brexit.

The HRA’s guidance on GDPR for health and social care researchers can be found on our website, and will be updated as required once the basis on which the UK will leave the European Union is decided.

For more information on the new data guidance, the ICO has published a dedicated webpage and blog, with an online tool to follow.

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