General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) , Governance & Risk Management , Privacy

Brexit: The Impact on Privacy and National Security

Regulatory Experts Discuss the Implications of the Deal
Jonathan Armstrong, attorney, Cordery Compliance (left), and Thom Langford, security advocate, SentinelOne

Regulatory experts Jonathan Armstrong and Thom Langford analyze the impact of Brexit on the U.K.’s data privacy and national security in an in-depth interview.

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“What most organizations are going to have to look at is … things like … whether a UK-based business has to appoint a data protection representative in the EU and vice versa,” Armstrong says. “Most organizations will obviously have to look at EU’s GDPR [General Data Protection Regulation] and the U.K. GDPR, because they will be offering goods and services in both the EU and the U.K.”

In this video panel discussion with Information Security Media Group, Armstrong and Langford discuss:

  • What we know so far about the data flow temporary agreement between the U.K. and EU and how organizations should prepare themselves for data security and privacy speed bumps;
  • Whether the loss of close connections with the EU on intelligence and policing, such as access to the European Arrest Warrant and full access to Europol, will weaken the U.K.’s national security;
  • How Brexit might affect the cyber skills talent gap and possible remedies.

Armstrong, an attorney with the law firm Cordery Compliance in London, is an expert on data protection and data security law. He advises multinational companies on risk, compliance and technology.

Langford is a security advocate at cybersecurity company SentinelOne and is the founder of the consultancy (TL)2 Security. Previously, he was CISO of Publicis Groupe.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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