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Why Data Flows Are The Real Challenge of No-deal Brexit Legal options for UK and non-UK businesses trading across borders after October 31st


Chiara Rustici


17:30-18:00 is AGM
18:00-18:30 is refreshments
18:30-20:00 is main presentation
20:00-21:00 is networking with refreshments


A no deal Brexit turns the UK into a "third country" overnight. Of all the EU-based legal frameworks that would cease to apply to the UK at the stroke of the (Bruxelles) midnight, none has the potential to hamper both UK and global economies more than the one relating to personal data transfers.

The risk can hardly be exaggerated, as even the most mundane business activity involves personal data of some sort. What could unthinkingly be done before, will thereafter need to be scrutinised as to correct legal basis and "additional safeguards": businesses based in the EU and the rest of the world may well steer clear of doing business with their UK counterparties altogether, given the relatively technical and still obscure nature of legal requirements applying to data flows between the EU and a third country.

So what are the legal options available to business parties, in the UK and in the rest of the world, wishing to minimise no-deal Brexit disruption and to do business together? If legal options are deemed impractical, or excessively expensive, what are the business and IT options to continue trading with EU counterparts?

After an in-depth outline of the status of legal tools available, the speaker will facilitate interaction with the audience to share ideas and best practical solutions for data transfers.



Chiara Rustici is an independent GDPR and EU privacy analyst. Formerly a research fellow with Italy's CNR, teaching fellow in Jurisprudence at the University of Genoa, research scholar at the Universities of Milan and Edinburgh, guest lecturer on IT law and ethics for undergraduate Computer Science students at City, The University of London, she is currently affiliated with the research group of Professor Frezza of the Department of Telecommunications in the Engineering Faculty of La Sapienza University of Rome.

Chiara Rustici has written extensively on how businesses should prepare for the GDPR. Her articles have been published both in trade and academic journals such as Computer Law Review International, Journal of Data Protection and Privacy, Bloomberg, O'Reilly, ComputerWeekly, HelpNetSecurity, Advisen, IQPC, Pharma IQ, and EDRM. She has been instrumental in launching a GDPR Art. 40 Code of Conduct initiative at Duke University's Center for Judicial Studies and in organising a series of in-depth GDPR workshops at the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

Chiara Rustici sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Data Protection and Privacy , is a sought-after keynote speaker, and her interviews on the impact of the GDPR on specific sectors have appeared in The Times, The Guardian, The Lancet, PrivacySense, EyeforPharma, InsurTech Insights, and StaceyonIoT.


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Why Data Flows Are The Real Challenge of No-deal Brexit Legal options - BCS Law
Date and time
Friday 27 September, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor
25 Copthall Avenue
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