Irish Companies using UK Data Services Post Brexit

Irish companies are being advised to review their data services and storage in the UK.

The Irish government has issued advice to Irish businesses that may be storing personal data in the UK or UK Cloud Based Services in regards to Brexit.

Irish companies need to ensure that all the sufficient protections are in place so that they can seamlessly transfer personal data post Brexit.

This includes but is not limited to: mailing lists, payrolls and any data storage or web hosting where personal data is involved.

The Government says that it’s currently working with it’s partners in the EU to ensure that all the necessary protections are in place post Brexit.

Protection of Data and transfers of commercial and personal data are regulated at EU level through the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and there is a range of measures in place to enable transfers to and from other countries.

In the meantime, the Government advises to review all existing processes and contracts that Irish businesses may have with the UK to assess whether or not their services involve data transfers to the UK.