The House of Lords today debated the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee report published in July, Brexit: EU Data Protection Package.
The debate was moved by Lord Jay of Ewelme, the Chair of the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee, and debated together with the Data Protection Bill in its Second Reading.
Among those to speak were Lord Paddick, Baroness Ludford, Lord Janvrin, Baroness Hamwee and Lord Patel.
The report, Brexit: EU Data Protection Package, was published in July 2017 and examines the implications for data transfers between the UK and the EU post-Brexit and the options available for securing uninterrupted data flows.
The report highlights the lack of detail about how the Government plans to deliver this and warns that any arrangement that results in greater friction could present a non-tariff trade barrier that puts the UK at a competitive disadvantage and hinder police and security cooperation. Other findings and recommendations include: