On 8 March 2017, the Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, gave evidence to the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee expressing her opinion that the UK should seek to obtain an adequacy finding from the European Union when the UK formally exits the EU. Ms Denham stated her belief that this would be the best arrangement from a commercial perspective, but cautioned that it may be challenging to achieve an adequacy decision immediately after the UK exits the EU. The Information Commissioner noted that the UK would have to undergo a statutory process, which would involve the Article 29 Working Party providing an opinion, in order to obtain such a decision. Whilst acknowledging other methods by which data could be lawfully transferred, such as obtaining the consent of data subjects, Ms Denham highlighted the risk of a “cliff-edge” should the UK government fail to agree a transitional arrangement with the EU.