The Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020. The EU has agreed to delay GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance since the UK has left the EU for the next six months, meaning the EU GDPR will very simply become UK GDPR, aligning with the same principles.
ICO guidance states if the EU Commission makes adequacy decisions about the UK, most of the data protection rules affecting small to medium-sized businesses and organisations will stay the same.
The UK is committed to maintaining the high standards of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the government has incorporated it into UK law as the UK GDPR.
Some FAQs around how GDPR will affect professional transcription services:
Will this affect UK based companies who want to use a UK based transcription service company?
No. The GDPR has been incorporated into UK data protection law as the UK GDPR – so in practice there is little change to the core data protection principles, rights and obligations found in the UK GDPR. The EU regulations should still be followed for now, but there may be developments to this later on.
A professional transcription company will still comply with UK data protection law.
Will this affect EEA based companies who want to use a UK based transcription service?
Not currently. Transfers of data from the UK to the European Economic Area (EEA) are not restricted. EU GDPR transfer rules will apply to any data coming from the EEA into the UK.
What happens if an EEA based company wants to a UK transcription service AFTER the transitional period?
If a transcription company is based in the UK and does not have a branch, office or other establishment in any other EU or EEA state but offer goods or services to individuals in the EEA then you still need to comply with the EU GDPR regarding this processing, which means they may need to appoint a representative in that country.
However, if processing is only occasional, is of low risk to the data protection rights of individuals [i.e is anonymised] and does not involve the large-scale use of special category or criminal offence data, this will not be necessary.
Transcribe It is registered with the Data Protection Act, UK GDPR compliant and is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of users of our transcription services. We take the safety of your data seriously.
Transcribe It is the UK’s longest established transcription services provider and since 1992, we have continuously adapted and flexed what we offer to meet the needs of our clients, and we will continue to do so. Please contact us for any transcription queries, we are always happy to help!
You can give us a call on 01992 445411 if you would like to discuss how we can help you with your UK transcription needs.
Alternatively, you can choose to email us your transcription enquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch with a quote as soon as possible.