Policy paper

A Guide to Brexit and Data Flows

Personal data and data transfers were probably not uppermost in the minds of many Brits as they cast their votes on June 23rd 2016. However, future relations regarding data transfers and data protection are probably going to exercise one of the biggest economic impacts on the UK and the EU27 alike over the longer term.

In this policy paper, Paul-Jasper Dittrich, research fellow at the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin, provides an overview of the role of data and data exchanges in modern economies, and how Brexit endangers this exchange, and describes different scenarios for the transfer of personal data post-Brexit.