ICO - Information Commissioner's Office

06/28/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/28/2021 05:55

ICO statement in response to the EU Commission’s announcement on the approval of the UK’s adequacy

The EU Commission has announced today that adequacy decisions for the UK have been approved.

This means the EU has determined the UK's data protection laws to be robust enough to ensure data can safely flow to the UK from the EU (and EEA).

Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham said:

'This is a positive result for UK businesses and organisations.

'Approved adequacy means that businesses can continue to receive data from the EU without having to make any changes to their data protection practices.

'Adquacy is the best outcome as it means organisations can carry on with data protection as usual. And people will continue to enjoy the protections that their data will be used fairly, lawfully and transparently.'

'The result is also a testament to the strength of the UK's data protection regime.'