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UK Leaves EU’s GDPR Policies

The UK is abandoning the EU’s data policy, GDPR.

The United Kingdom started the process of leaving the European Union, where it has been for years, with the referendum on 23 June 2016. Although it has been a bit painful since then, the EU has abandoned the old rules and replaced some policies with new ones.

The UK, which wants to leave GDPR and create a new data processing rule and policy of its own, is removing the need for some costly measures required for the transfer of personal data to foreign countries. Standards for data protection will be strictly enforced, but will not force organizations at unnecessary cost. In addition, thanks to the data competence partnerships provided, international cooperation and trade will be carried out with some countries in this regard.

The main reason for these changes, according to the government, is to leverage data to stimulate growth and create jobs for companies overwhelmed by GDPR. Still, some information security and data security experts are worried that the new data processing policy could endanger user privacy.

In fact, what we call GDPR is a data processing policy that was regulated and implemented by the European Union in 2018. Despite Britain leaving the EU, it still implemented data laws. Now, as far as we understand, the UK wants to create and implement something medium for itself.