Under the agreement, a transitional period is in effect until 31 December 2020, during which current EU rules will continue to be applied by the UK and can begin negotiations on the way forward (the option to extend the transition period has been removed from the most recent version). After years of turmoil, the UK finally seems to have an agreement defining how it will leave the European Union (EU). Prime Minister Boris Johnson`s withdrawal deal shares many similarities to the withdrawal agreement put forward by his predecessor Theresa May, particularly with regard to data protection requirements. Point 1: Maintain AGVO standards. If Parliament finally approves the new withdrawal agreement and the legislation associated with it, there will be no substantial change in the UK data protection regime (with the exception of some transfers to Gibraltar) by the end of the new withdrawal agreement (December 2020 at the latest). treatment is subject to the requirements of the RGPD as long as the agreement is in force. If a adequacy decision is not adopted, another option could be a data protection shield agreement currently in place between the UK and the US.