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Brexit: Data protection and business preparedness survey

29 July 2020


How prepared is your business in terms of data protection in a no-deal scenario?

Many businesses rely on the transfer of personal data across borders (for example, individual customer or employee information).

From 1 January 2021, depending on the outcome of negotiations during the Brexit transition period, new legal restrictions may apply to the transfer of personal data between the UK and the countries of the European Union, and wider European Economic Area.

In order to ascertain how prepared businesses are in terms of data protection in a no-deal scenario, the Department for the Economy (DfE) is seeking information on how organisations manage personal data.

The survey is available online, should take no longer than five minutes to complete, and is anonymous - no individual people or businesses will be named. The survey will close on 7 August 2020.

Take the EU exit: data protection and business preparedness survey now.

This survey was initially carried out in September 2019. DfE is carrying out the survey again in order to make comparisons for NI Business in 2020. Read the results of the initial survey.

Find out more about data protection at the end of the transition period.


First published 29 July 2020