New Restrictions on Disclosures of Personal Data to Non-EU Courts Will Not Apply in the UK

One of the more controversial portions of the EU’s forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation is a provision restricting the ability of EU businesses to comply with demands from non-EU courts for the production of documents containing personal data. However, following a recent announcement by the UK government, these restrictions will not apply to businesses in the UK.


Extract from article by Kathleen Hamann and Tim Hickman

One of the more controversial portions of the EU’s forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation is a provision restricting the ability of EU businesses to comply with demands from non-EU courts for the production of documents containing personal data. However, following a recent announcement by the UK government, these restrictions will not apply to businesses in the UK.

The EU’s forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) contains many new provisions that are likely to prove problematic for businesses. One provision that is particularly contentious is Article 43a, which applies to any decision of a non-EU court or authority requiring an EU business to produce documents containing personal data.

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