Brexit and transfer of personal data to UK

Brexit and transfer of personal data to UK

European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has adopted on 12 February 2019 an information note on data transfers under the GDPR in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

EDPB confirms that as of 30 March 2019, unless an adequacy decision is adopted by the European Commission by then, data transfers must be based either on:

  • standard data protection clauses,
  • binding corporate rules
  • codes of conduct
  • derogations (strictly interpreted).

It is therefore recommended to:

  • identify the data processing which imply a data transfer to the UK,
  • amend the contract with appropriate clauses,
  • update internal documentation (register of processing operations),
  • update privacy notice.
Maëliss Vincent-Moreau

Maëliss Vincent-Moreau

Maëliss Vincent-Moreau, founder of the MVM Avocats firm, is a lawyer at the Paris Bar.

Prior to taking an oath as a lawyer in 2006, Maëliss worked for three years as an international counsel for a vendor in the pharmaceutical industry. She then worked for seven years as a lawyer in the intellectual property and information technology departments of two firms renowned for their exigence and expertise in business law (PwC Avocats and Aramis). She then spent nearly three years as an international law in-house lawyer with Europ Assistance Holding before starting her own firm in January 2016.

Maëliss assists her clients in consulting and litigation, in business law and contract law as well as information technology (IT, personal data protection), intellectual property and media (copyrights, models and designs, trademarks and domain names).

Thanks to her expertise accrued within demanding organizations, her experience and her corporate culture, she’s able to tackle her clients’ everyday law issues with a pragmatic outset.

Maëliss worked in international environments and advises French as well as international companies. She works in French and English.

Maëliss holds a Masters in Contract Law from Lille 2 University and a Master in Digital Creation law from Paris I and Paris XI.

Maëliss is a member of AIJA International Association of Young Lawyers. 

Yvan Jamois

Yvan Jamois

Yvan Jamois, associate, is a lawyer at the Paris Bar.

Lawyer at the Paris Bar since 2018, Yvan works with every aspect of intellectual property and emerging technologies law.

Yvan Jamois holds a Master in Industrial Property Law from Lille 2 University and a Master in Communications Law from Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas.

Prior to joining MVM Avocats, Yvan Jamois had several internships with the IP/IT departments of major law firms, as well as with the law department of a leading international energy group.

Yvan is a member of Association of Trade Mark and Design Law Practitioners (APRAM).