3/1/16 - UK’s 181 Words Could Start a Cross-Border GDPR Scramble
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3/1/16 - UK’s 181 Words Could Start a Cross-Border GDPR Scramble

Professionals from Promontory’s Privacy and Data Protection Practice — Senior Principal John Bowman and Associate Jade Nester Gray — co-authored a March 1, 2016, Privacy Perspectives article about the potential implications of the U.K.’s decision to opt out of Article 43a of the General Data Protection Regulation, i.e. the “anti-FISA clause.”

“This statement could spur other member states to seek their own GDPR carve-outs in areas such as public security and restrictions on data subjects’ rights. What a series of exemptions would mean for regulators attempting to implement an EU-wide data protection regulatory framework — in two years’ time, under the new one-stop shop and consistency mechanism — remains to be seen. But it will not make their job easier.”

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