The Information Law and Policy Centre is contributing to an Exeter University project which considers the impact of a possible Brexit from the EU on the UK’s communication industries. The Centre has assisted two stakeholder workshops with the project team, led by Professor Alison Harcourt.

On 21 June, a data protection symposium will communicate two policy briefings on EU data protection legislation to stakeholders in the field. It will also create a forum for scenario building exercises to gauge how stakeholders will react to policy-making alternatives.

You can read Alison Harcourt’s briefing paper on ‘Cross-border data transfer‘ which will form the basis of the symposium discussion on the project’s website.

Last month, a similar symposium considered the theme of cross-border broadcasting. The event focused on scenario building exercises, with John Howell leading SWOT analyses of the key factors affecting the cross-border broadcasting sector.

Catherine Barnard (Professor of European Union Law at the University of Cambridge) also gave a presentation to stakeholders about the implications of invoking Article 50 in the scenario of the UK voting to leave the EU.

You can read Alison Harcourt’s three policy briefings about Cross border television, the UK’s role in EU policy-making, and How Brexit might affect EU AVMS policy-making. You can also read a report of the Workshop Findings.

The project is part of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative.