There Now Follows A Brief Interlude…

This blog, charting the progress of the UK towards Brexit and its impacts from a data protection perspective, has been running for a few months now. It seems that every week there has been a new twist or sudden change in direction.

This week, again contrary to many commentators’ predictions, came the news that we have a General Election in six weeks’ time, on 12th December. It is highly unusual to hold an Election so late in the year, a fact that adds to the overall sense of uncertainty over the final outcome.   Voters are likely to cast their vote in line with their Remain or Leave preference as much as their traditional party allegiance.  It may well throw up some surprises.

What is certain however that during the six weeks of the election campaign Brexit and the Withdrawal Agreement Bill will not progress. There now follows, as broadcasters used to say, a brief interlude.  In the meantime, we will continue to monitor and report on data protection developments both in the UK and internationally on our blogs.

Follow the money

And if readers are concerned about the fate of the millions of commemorative 50 pence pieces minted to celebrate the UK’s departure from the EU on 31st October, I understand they have been melted down. They will be re-minted (if that’s the word) when a new Brexit date has been secured.

Please contact us if you have any queries or concerns about how Brexit will affect your business.  Call 01787 277742 or email

Gareth Evans, 1st November 2019