The EU data protection rules continue to apply in and to the United Kingdom during the transition period, i.e. from 1 February 2020 until 31 December 2020.
Companies, public bodies and Luxembourg associations that intend to continue to transfer personal data to the United Kingdom after 31 January 2020, will thus not need to take additional steps, until 31 December 2020.
However, these entities must continue to comply with the general principles of the General Data Protection Regulation and shall apply them when transferring personal data to the United Kingdom (e.g. the principle of lawfulness, the compatibility of the communication with the initial processing activity, information to the data subjects).