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Brexit’s Effect On GDPR, Privacy Shield Limited, But Many Eye Data Transfer Uncertainties


Jun 28, 2016

Linda Sharp, associate general counsel of ZL Technologies, believes that in the near term, the Brexit vote will not disrupt any data law changes, given that the U.K.’s “exit from the EU is going to take some time to ever materialize.”

“From the time that the U.K. actually invokes the Article 50 provisions, there is a term of two years to work through the process. Currently, most estimates place the actual date around 2018. Additionally, all 28 remaining EU member states will have to come to a single agreement with the U.K. regarding its exit,” she said. “If we take a lesson from history, I believe that this is going to take longer than the two years anticipated when Article 50 was established.”

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