EU Exit: Data protection & Business Preparedness Questionnaire

Closed 7 Aug 2020

Opened 27 Jul 2020



The UK left the EU on 31st January 2020, and on 31st December 2020 the current transition period is scheduled to end.

There are many businesses which rely on the transfer of personal data across borders (for example, individual customer or employee information).

However, in the event the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, new legal restrictions will apply to the transfer of personal data between the UK and the countries of the EU, and wider European Economic Area (further information is available at:

The Department for the Economy would like to ask you some questions about how your organisation manages personal data.

The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes, and is anonymous - no individual people or businesses will be named. The results will be used to help us understand how prepared businesses are in terms of data protection for a no deal scenario.

The survey was initially carried out in September 2019, you can find the results of that survey here: The Department for the Economy is carrying out the survey again in order to make comparisons for NI Business in 2020.

Your engagement would be greatly appreciated to help with this important task.


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