Data Protection: UK Relations with EU:Written question - 28615

Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

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Asked on: 12 March 2020
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Data Protection: UK Relations with EU
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff in his Department are working on securing a data adequacy agreement between the EU and the UK.
Answered by: Mr John Whittingdale
Answered on: 17 March 2020

In his statement of 3 February, the Prime Minister confirmed that it is HMG’s intention to secure adequacy decisions to allow for the continued free flow of data between the UK and EU.

Teams across Whitehall, led by DCMS, are treating adequacy decisions as a priority and are continuing to work towards this aim.

DCMS has a Data Adequacy Hub to lead the adequacy assessment process, supported by policy staff from the DCMS Data Policy Directorate and by DCMS legal staff. In addition, given the adequacy assessment process will be a cross Government exercise, DCMS is receiving further support from Whitehall Departments including Home Office, FCO, DIT, BEIS and HMT.

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