How Does Brexit Affect Your Business?

Around 2016, all people in the UK were talking about was Brexit. Around 2018, all people were talking about was the General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR for those “in the know”). And now that the UK has left the EU, a lot of people have questions about how this has changed data protection compliance.

Brexit and data protection needn’t be the rock and the hard place scenario that it seems. Nor do you need to throw out everything you knew about the EU GDPR just because the UK has left the EU.

What’s important to know is that since the end of the transition period on the 1st January 2021, Brexit has impacted data protection, but it hasn’t completely overhauled it.

In the UK, businesses still largely subscribe to most of the EU GDPR rules, but with some changes to help it work better with UK law. For example, exemptions of certain rules for matters of national security, and having fines in pounds rather than euros.

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