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What to expect when the UK-US Data Bridge comes into force this week

October 11, 2023

The UK Extension to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (aka Data Bridge) will enter into force on October 12, allowing certifying entities to easily transfer personal data from the UK to the US.

Transferring personal data across the Atlantic would otherwise be prohibited under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) without transfer mechanisms (such as standard contractual clauses, aka SCCs, or binding corporate rules, aka BCRs.)

The European Commission adopted an adequacy decision in favour of the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF) in July. The DPF is a replacement for the EU-US Privacy Shield, which was declared invalid by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in 2020.

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