UK-U.S. Data Bridge Allows Transfer of Personal Data From the United Kingdom to the United States

Beginning October 12, 2023, the UK-U.S. Data Bridge will allow UK companies to transfer personal data to the United States using the new EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework.

The UK data protection rules (“UK GDPR”) restrict transfers of personal data to countries that do not have adequate levels of protection such as the United States. Transfers can be made provided the parties put in place appropriate safeguards such as approved standard contractual clauses or binding corporate rules. However, these arrangements impose administrative burdens.

The European Union applies similar transfer restrictions. It recently enacted the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (“DPF”), which allows […]

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