On 28 June 2021 the EU Commission adopted decisions on the UK’s adequacy under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and Law Enforcement Directive (LED). In both cases, the European Commission has found the UK to be adequate. Both decisions are expected to last until 27 June 2025.
This means that most data can continue to flow from the EU and the EEA without the need for additional safeguards.
The adequacy decisions do not cover data transferred to the UK for the purposes of immigration control, or where the UK immigration exemption applies. For this kind of data, different rules apply and the EEA sender needs to put other transfer safeguards in place.