The Brexit transition period officially ended in late December and the UK has thus gained full autonomy over its own data protection regulations. This shift has begged the question of whether data privacy, a highly important topic in the European Union, is still an important topic in the UK as well.
The answer is simple as sensitive and highly confidential data is linked to almost every business today’s highly digital world. Adherence to data privacy laws should remain a top priority for UK businesses to ensure that data is used respectfully and lawfully, and this has numerous benefits which range from astute risk management to building goodwill with customers.
In this piece we will dive into UK data privacy specifics and examine data privacy enforcement in the UK as well as why data privacy should be prioritised as an important issue post- Brexit and beyond.