Brexit: Potential implications for Digital and 'Fintech' industries

Mc Cullagh, Karen ORCID: (2017) Brexit: Potential implications for Digital and 'Fintech' industries. International Data Privacy Law, 7 (1). pp. 3-21. ISSN 2044-3994

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Following the outcome of the historic ‘Brexit’ referendum on 23rd June 2016 in which a majority of eligible voters in the UK voted to ‘Leave,’ the United Kingdom is potentially on course to leave the European Union, but to ensure continued economic success it will seek to maintain a favourable trading relationship with the EU. This article identifies and critically evaluates the various types of trade deals the UK might negotiate upon exit with a particular focus on trade in services since financial and digital services are key components of the UK economy. It also offers both pre and post exit guidance on the data protection permutations of each type of trade deal and concludes that post-withdrawal, the UK should ensure that its data protection law is fully compliant with Regulation (EU) 2016/679. Forging its own data protection path could lead to isolation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: brexit,data protection,fintechs,trade deals ,digital economy,passporting
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Media, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 00:39
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2023 13:30
DOI: 10.1093/idpl/ipw025


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