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Update on the Countdown to Brexit

In what we can expect will be a tense few weeks as we count down to the 18th October EU Summit, the IPA continues to work closely with The Advertising Association on Brexit.

20/09/2018

The AA has held meetings with Government officials, including with BEIS to discuss data adequacy (a status granted by the European Commission to non-EEA countries who can provide a level of protection for personal data that is essentially equivalent to that provided in European law), the e-Privacy Regulation and the Digital Content Directive in the context of Brexit and a no-deal outcome.

The Government has issued a number of guidance and technical notices in case the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

The technical notice on data adequacy is can be found here.

Key dates:

  • 18 October 2018:
    • EU summit. Both the UK Government and the EU aim to agree an outline deal for future relations, allowing them time to ratify a full deal by 29 March 2019.
  • 13 December 2018:
    • EU summit. If no deal is agreed at the October summit, there will be a second summit if both sides still want to reach agreement.
    • The House of Commons and House of Lords will vote on the UK’s withdrawal treaty – this could be rejected by MPs, in which case it is not clear what would happen next.
    • Parliament also needs to pass an implementation bill before the UK leaves the EU.
  • 29 March 2019:
    • The UK will leave the EU at 11pm UK time with or without a Brexit deal.
  • 31 December 2020:
      • The UK's Brexit transition period will last until midnight.
Last updated 20/09/2018


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