EP urges the European Commission to amend UK adequacy decision

The Civil Liberties Committee of the European Parliament (EP) has adopted a resolution evaluating the Commission’s approach on the adequacy of the UK’s data protection regime. EPs ask for the adequacy decisions to be amended to bring them in line with EU court rulings and concerns raised by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) in its recent opinions. The EDPB considers that UK bulk access practises, onward transfers and its international agreements require further clarification. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) argue that, if the implementing decisions are adopted without changes, national data protection authorities should suspend transfers of personal data to the UK when indiscriminate access to personal data is possible.