The UK Government has announced it will not choose to opt in to Article 43a of the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Article 43a provides that the order of a court outside the  EEA requiring the transfer or disclosure of personal data is not enforceable unless there is in force between the EU or relevant Member State and recipient country a mutual legal assistance treaty or similar.  The decision was announced in a statement to Parliament, with the government citing concerns relating to the integrity of the  UK legal system.

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