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Ashley Winton comments on 'in-principle' data adequacy deal with South Korea

Posted on 8 July 2022

Partner Ashley Winton has commented in Computer Weekly on the new in-principle data adequacy deal between the UK and South Korea, which would allow the free flow of data between the jurisdictions. The deal is the UK's first since leaving the European Union and would support an estimated £1.3bn in data-dependent trade.

The EU has made 12 adequacy decisions since the GDPR came into effect in 2018, and most recently finalised its own adequacy deal with South Korea in December 2021. Ashley spoke to Computer Weekly to explain how the EU's deal is more limited:

'It excludes personal data from religious organisations, political parties and credit data, and in relation to all other personal data, it provides that certain additional rules must be followed when the personal data is in Korea,' Ashley commented.

The full article on the new data adequacy deal is available online.

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