On 11 May, following the negative vote on the draft EU-UK adequacy decisions in the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE Committee), Ecommerce Europe co-signed a joint industry statement expressing disappointment with the vote. The signatories underline that the European Commission’s proposal to grant adequacy to the UK recognises that the UK currently ensures an essentially equivalent level of protection to the one guaranteed under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Law Enforcement Directive (LED).
Ahead of the plenary vote on 20 May, the undersigned organisations therefore urge the European Parliament to recognise the high standard of the UK’s data protection regime. This will be critical to ensure that a new agreement is in place before the bridging mechanism in the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement expires at the end of June.
You can find the full statement here.