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Data is allowed to flow freely between the UK and the EU as a result of a so-called adequacy decision. However, in a mass overhaul of its data regime, the UK plans to water down its data protection rules post-Brexit and pursue agreements with non-EU countries — such as Australia and the US. This means that the EU could decide that the UK no longer adheres to sufficient standards and could stop the free flow of information between the UK and the EU. The bloc has warned that it will remove its data-sharing agreement with the UK if it feels the privacy of its citizens is threatened.

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  • Bitter EU threatens to AXE deal as Britain builds ties with Australia and US

    The European Union has threatened to stop the free flow of data between the bloc and the EU if the UK pursues ties with the US and Australia.

    Data is allowed to flow freely between the UK and the EU as a result of a so-called adequacy decision.

    However, in a mass overhaul of its data regime, the UK plans to water down its data protection rules post-Brexit and pursue agreements with non-EU countries — such as Australia and the US.

    This means the EU could decide that the UK no longer adheres to sufficient standards and could stop the free flow of information between the UK and the EU.

    The bloc has warned that it will remove its data-sharing agreement with the UK if it feels the privacy of its citizens is threatened.

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