At 11.00pm on 31 January 2020, the UK formally left the European Union, immediately entering an 11-month transition period under a withdrawal agreement designed to smooth the path of Brexit. The agreement provides for EU rules to continue to apply for the UK.

    • Brexit Brexit: Is your business prepared? As the end of the Brexit transition period edges closer, business owners need to be aware of key legislation and changes in the rules that will affect businesses from 1 January 2021.
    • Brexit Less than palatable! Concerns around non-regulated pallets following a no-deal Brexit A no-deal Brexit scenario could have a significant impact upon supply chains between the UK and EU, not least due to a simple regulation (ISPM15) designed to standardise the safety of the wooden pallets that companies use to move goods.
    • Brexit Data Protection: What can we expect from 1 January 2021? With the UK’s exit from the EU edging closer on 1 January 2021, businesses must look to futureproof their operations. We answer some of the most frequently asked questions (so far) relating to data protection post-Brexit.
    • Brexit Data protection and Brexit: The key considerations Before the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020, businesses would be well advised to take steps to ensure that they remain data protection compliant in the "post-Brexit" world. With this in mind, David Gourlay sets out some key points for businesses to consider.
    • GDPR CJEU ruling puts EU-UK adequacy deal under pressure and puts free flow of data in doubt From 1 January 2021, the UK will no longer be a safe destination for EU personal data to flow freely to, meaning the UK's data protection legislation must be approved by the European Commission in an "adequacy decision". This week, the European Court of Justice issued a further blow to the UK's assessment of adequacy.

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