EU: Commission publishes Brexit preparedness checklist
The European Commission ('the Commission') published, on 4 September 2019, its Brexit preparedness checklist ('the Checklist') for companies doing business in the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit. In particular, the Commission highlighted that the Checklist aims to help those businesses that trade with the UK to make final preparations. In addition, the Commission noted that all parties involved in supply chains with the UK should be aware of their responsibilities and the necessary formalities in cross-border trade in order to minimise disruption to trade. The Checklist states, among other things, that following Brexit, the transmission of personal data from the EU to the UK will be subject to the rules for data transfers to third countries.