The adequacy decisions for the transfer of personal data to the United Kingdom

The Federal Commissioners for Data Privacy and Freedom of Information (BfDI) published on 29.06.2021 that the European Commission will adopt the adequacy decisions for transfers of personal data to the United Kingdom under the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) and the Law Enforcement Directive (LED) on 28.06.2021.

With the recognition of the adequate level of data privacy, data transfers from the European Economic Area (EEA) to the United Kingdom, within the scope of the Decisions, do not require a specific authorisation. The examination of whether the general data privacy requirements for a data transfer are met is necessary and must be carried out independently of this.