Brexit: Maintaining the exchange of health data

A large consortium of European health-related stakeholders, including industry players, academia, healthcare professionals and patients, share their satisfaction on the draft adequacy decision on the UK data protection regime issued by the European Commission on 19th February 2021. Protecting the benefits of the free flow of personal data must be a top priority. The absence of an adequacy decision would negatively impact the UK and EU health sectors and their patients. We urge the European Data Protection Board and the European Parliament to support the ruling and National Governments to approve the draft decision.