Its easy to forget about data protection and the impact Brexit will have on the transferring of EU data and your intellectual property, but its something that all businesses need to consider.

Key points to consider are:

  • Does your business have specific data protection responsibilities?
  • Have you seen the guidance about data protection post-Brexit?
  • Does your business rely on international data flows or target European customers?

Personal data

You may not be able to access personal data from the EU without the right arrangements in place. Whilst the UK will continue to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) during the transition period alongside the Data Protection 2018, there are plans for the UK to create its own set of data protection regulations in the future.

It’s also important to note that if you pass personal data to a US company or through the US where someone will have access to it that you need to have the appropriate protection in place as the US Privacy Shield is no longer considered adequate.

Intellectual property protection

Consider the impact of Brexit on intellectual property (IP) protection.  If you trade abroad or are thinking about it, you should consider registering your IP rights abroad. Intellectual property (IP) rights are territorial, which means they only give protection in the countries where they are granted or registered.  

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