Reminder: BREXIT and Data Protection

The HSE Research and Development Department issued a BREXIT and Data Protection reminder for all HSE staff involved in research on the 23rd December 2020.

All HSE staff collaborating with colleagues, companies or universities in the UK, or research consortiums with a UK partner, were advised to review research contracts in light of BREXIT.


'From 1 January 2021 any transfer of personal data to the UK will be treated as sharing data with a 'Third Country' outside of the European Union.'

(-HSE Research and Development Department, 23 Dec 2020)