On July 12, 2018, British Prime Minister Theresa May presented her Brexit White Paper, “The Future Relationship Between the United Kingdom and the European Union,” (the “White Paper”) to Parliament. The White Paper outlines the UK’s desired future relationship with the EU post-Brexit, and includes within its scope important data protection-related issues, including digital trade, data flows, cooperation for the development of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”), and the role of the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), as further discussed below: Continue Reading Brexit White Paper Addresses Data Protection-Related Issues

On January 31, 2017, the Times of London reported that UK Prime Minister Theresa May plans to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union on March 9, 2017, meaning that formal Brexit negotiations with the EU could begin thereafter. This coincides with a two-day European Council summit in Malta which the leaders of all 28 EU Member States will be attending. The report in the Times of London states that the government informed the House of Lords yesterday that it intends to secure the approval of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (the “Bill”)—which would give the Prime Minister the legislative power to trigger Article 50—on March 7, 2017, just two days before the summit. Continue Reading UK Prime Minister Seeking to Trigger Brexit Process Sooner than Expected?