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EU white paper shows extent that UK requires continued access to EU systems

Friday 13th July, 2018

The government’s newly-published white paper on its future relationship with the European Union (EU) has indicated the extent to which the UK wants continued access to EU systems as part of that relationship.

In the context of globalised data flows, cross-border cooperation between domestic data protection authorities is important in monitoring data protection standards and enforcing standards effectively. The ICO is an internationally respected, influential and well-resourced regulator in this regard. As a result, the future UK-EU arrangements on data protection should provide for ongoing cooperation between the ICO and EU data protection authorities.