Data Protection – No Deal

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have established a task force to assess and support business readiness in respect of data protection if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

DCMS want your help to understand how prepared businesses are in terms of data protection for a no-deal and what more Government needs to do to support them.  No individual people or businesses will be named, and all information you share will only be shared within government on a “need to know basis”. Your frank engagement would be hugely appreciated to help with this important task. Please be assured this is not a check on your current situation of compliance regarding the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

DCMS would like to ask you questions about how your organisation manages personal data, including:

  • Current GDPR compliance;
  • Brexit preparations;
  • Data transfers to and from the EU and EEA; and
  • Use of cloud services.

DCMS are also interested in any questions you have regarding data protection post EU-Exit.

Regarding sources of information for data protection, you may find this blog from the Information Commissioner’s Office helpful.

DCMS has also commissioned a survey by KPMG to assess data protection issues faced by businesses in the event of a “no deal” situation, please see below for further detail.

Brexit Business Readiness Survey – Data Protection The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has commissioned KPMG to review data protection issues faced by organisations in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit.

The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes. The results will be used to support the Government’s EU exit contingency plans.

Your input is highly valued as part of this, please complete the survey using the link below. To access the survey please use the username and password found below. The deadline for completing this survey is 29th JanuaryAll data shared with DCMS will be anonymised.

Username: Password: Kpmg1234

Click Here to start the survey.