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European Parliament concerned about transfer of data to UK

Authorities “should suspend” transfer of personal data under certain circumstances, MEPs say

The European Parliament has urged the European Commission to reconsider whether the UK’s data protection is strong enough for the EU to continue to share data with the country, in a move that could increase the likelihood of research ties between the two being disrupted.

On 21 May, a narrow majority of MEPs voted in favour of a resolution asking the Commission to modify its draft decisions stating that UK protection of personal data is adequate for EU citizens’ personal data to be safely transferred there.

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