New withdrawal agreement clarifies the impact of Brexit on data protection and data flows between UK and EU

The new draft agreement indicated that the UK will continue applying EU data protection laws during the transition period and remain under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. As reported by Bloomberg, the EU is expected to start the process for adopting an adequacy decision for the UK immediately after it will have left the European Union, aiming to “adopt decisions by the end of 2020, if the applicable conditions are met”.