The European Union is maintaining the transfer of personal data to the U.K. despite the fact that the country left the union, thanks to the adoption of two adequacy decisions for the U.K.

The European Commission said that the U.K. has fully incorporated the principles, rights and obligations of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Law Enforcement Directive into its post-Brexit legal system.

It added that the U.K.’s data protection system continues to be based on the same rules that were applicable when the country was a member state of the EU.

“Personal data can now flow freely from the European Union to the United Kingdom where it benefits from an essentially equivalent level of protection to that guaranteed under EU law,” the commission said.

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