Article 71 Withdrawal Agreement

Article 71(3) establishes a final safeguard in the event of the withdrawal or invalidation of a finding of adequacy and obliges the UK to ensure a level of protection of personal data “substantially equivalent” to that of EU law. On the second page, the European Commission made a clear commitment to carry out an assessment of UK data protection standards, with the intention of taking an adequacy decision before the end of the transitional period. In particular, this Protocol shall not prevent the United Kingdom from concluding agreements with a third country which allow products manufactured in Northern Ireland, under the same conditions as in other parts of the United Kingdom, preferential access to the market of that country. .