Fresh Brexit threat to Irish Business

No deal Brexit ends the free transfer of personal data between the EU and UK. This heralds chaos for business who trade between the tightly integrated Northern and Southern Irish economies as vital business processes become unlawful overnight.
 
 
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DUBLIN - June 6, 2019 - PRLog -- UK Conservative Party leadership candidate, Boris Johnson, in a video promoting his candidacy, declares that the UK will leave the trading bloc on October 31st, "deal or no deal".[1] French President, Emmanuel Macron, agreed that October 31stshould be the "final" deadline [2] for Britain's much-delayed withdrawal from the bloc stating that no further extensions should be offered.

Following recent EU parliamentary elections, sentiment towards the UK has cooled as new MEPs settle in to tackle more urgent challenges. Neither changes at the EU Commission or Number 10 are likely to re-open withdrawal negotiations.

Irish business must prepare for the worst, warned the Irish Data Protection Commission on February 8th.  After the October delay to Brexit agreed at the April European Council[3], "It will be unlawful for EU based data controllers to transfer personal data outside the EU/EEA" without investing in "specific safeguards[4]". For example it will be unlawful to transfer the personal data of workers and customers from Ireland into Northern Ireland or use a UK based cloud provider to process or store personal data.

With Brexit certainties materialising, impacted Irish businesses are advised to immediately re-evaluate their data flows to avoid transferring personal data from the EU/EEA into the United Kingdom.

For Irish businesses with cross-border supply-chains, a Brexit Planning Voucher scheme operated by InterTrade Ireland, has been launched and DigiTorc is an approved supplier.  With easy to access funds for qualifying businesses amounting to €2,250 or £2,500 (inclusive of VAT), expenses relating to the planning and relocation of support systems in the face of Brexit, can be quickly allayed.

Please click for details on the Intertrade Ireland's Brexit Planning Voucher links below:

https://www.digitorc.com/gdpr-brexit-voucher/

About DigiTorc: DigiTorc offers cost effective and practical data protection services across Ireland and the UK. We deliver GDPR Audit and Compliance Services, Privacy Assessments, Data Protection Consulting and Training focusing on small and medium sized organisations. Our highly experienced consultants have worked with dozens of the biggest and most trusted brands globally.  See www.digitorc.com for more information.

[1] https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-boris/deal-or-no-deal-we-leave-eu-on-october-31-pm-candidate-johnson-idUKKCN1T411L

[2] https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2019/0603/1053247-macron-france-brexit-deadline/

[3] https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/XT-20015-2019-INIT/en/pdf

[4] https://dataprotection.ie/en/organisations/international-transfers/guidance-tranfers-personal-data-ireland-uk-event-no-deal

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