Lotame and Brexit
The UK left the EU (“Brexit”) on January 31, 2020. The UK is in a transition period until the end of December 2020. We do not expect Brexit to have any impact on our customers’ use of or cause any interruption to our services. The following information is how Lotame has prepared to handle Brexit during and after the transition period.
Transfers between the EEA and the UK during the transition period:
During the transition period, EU laws will continue to apply (including the GDPR). Transfers of personal data between the EEA and the UK during the transition period will not be considered to be transfers to a third country under the GDPR and will not require any additional safeguards.
Transfers from the EEA to the UK after the transition period:
If no special arrangements for transfer are agreed between the UK and the EU, then customers wishing to transfer personal data from the EEA to the UK can rely on the Standard Contractual Clauses for the transfer. If your agreement does not include Standard Contractual Clauses, please contact us.
You can read the European Data Protection Board’s note regarding the use of Standard Contractual Clauses in connection with Brexit here.
Transfers from the UK to the EEA (and other countries with adequacy decisions) after the transition period:
The UK government intends to grant “adequacy” to all EEA countries and to recognize existing EU adequacy decisions and the European Commission-approved Standard Contractual Clauses as a basis for international data transfers after the transition period. As such, Lotame does not believe additional safeguards will be necessary.
However, we will continue to monitor the situation around Brexit closely for any post-transition changes and will keep this page updated.
You can read the UK ICO’s guidance on international data flows here.
If you have any further questions about using our services after Brexit, please contact us.