GDPR Lives On in the U.K. Post‑Brexit

With the U.K. no longer subject to the E.U.’s jurisdiction, many may conclude that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is of no further interest or concern to U.K. fund managers. Such a conclusion, however, could be premature. In a guest article, Seddons partner Alexander Egerton explores why the GDPR is perhaps more relevant for U.K. fund managers following Brexit than before, how the requirement for an E.U. representative works and what its impact is on the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office as the “one-stop shop.” It also provides three data privacy steps U.K. managers can take now given the change in the regulatory landscape. See our two-part series on the GDPR: “Impact” (Feb. 21, 2019); and “Compliance” (Feb. 28, 2019).

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