On June 24, 2016, the British Information Commissioner Officer (ICO), issued a press release in consideration of the recent referendum results.
“The Data Protection Act remains the law of the land irrespective of the referendum result.
If the UK is not part of the EU, then upcoming EU reforms to data protection law would not directly apply to the UK. But if the UK wants to trade with the Single Market on equal terms we would have to prove ‘adequacy’ – in other words UK data protection standards would have to be equivalent to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation framework starting in 2018”.
The ICO’s press release is available at https://ico.org.uk…
For more information, Francesca Giannoni-Crystal