International Data Transfers


The way in which international data transfers can legally be carried out has recently changed following key case law decisions and the UKs exit from the EU.  We now have new mechanisms in place to allow international data transfers to take place legally with more changes in the pipeline.

We appreciate that for many businesses, knowing how to navigate this complex area can be daunting. Many do not know where to start, or do not know how and when data can be transferred internationally or which documents are required to be in place.

Our team of data protection experts can assist with this by providing advice and support to businesses which are transferring data across international borders.  This may be in the following ways:

  • Assessing whether any data is being transferred internationally
  • Advising if this transfer will amount to a restricted transfer” under Article 46 of the UK GDPR
  • If the transfer amounts to a restricted transfer, advising in relation to the safeguards that will need to be put in place
  • Advising in relation to transfer risk assessments
  • Assisting with the relevant policies and procedures.

Get in touch with us to find out more and discuss which would suit your business needs. Email: dataprotection@prettys.co.uk or call us on 01473 232121.



At Prettys, we understand the legal challenges your business is facing. Our data protection lawyers are specialists in this field and have been advising on data protection issues for many years. We are experienced at acting as DPOs.  Both Matthew Cole and Emma Loveday-Hill hold the CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe) qualification. Emma also holds the IAPP CIPM (Certified Information Privacy Manager) accreditation. Matthew has a particular specialisation in acting for businesses in the BioTech sector.

Our combined practical experience and understanding of the law enables us to offer both practical solutions and legal advice while ensuring that there is continuity between the two.  This is not always the case with other data protection providers.



Get in touch in whichever way suits you best. For a no-obligation conversation about your data protection needs and how we might help, call us on 01473 232121 or email dataprotection@prettys.co.uk giving a few brief details about your business and your key reason for contacting us now.  

You can also join our data protection hub to get exclusive access to our online Q&A "Lightning Sessions" and webinars, as well as information on the latest developments in data protection law and what it means for your business.

Emma Loveday-Hill
Matthew Cole
Maria Spencer
Bethan Moore
Data Protection Assistant