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UKCloud, the multi-cloud experts dedicated to making transformation happen across UK public sector, have announced a variety of promotions of its data assessment services and private cloud solutions which are optimised to enable the UK Public Sector, and other organisations in regulated industries, to improve their autonomy and data security posture before the UK leaves the EU.

With the new Government and new Parliament now in place, it is now certain that the UK will be leaving the EU, beginning on January 31, 2020. But the Withdrawal Agreement sets a more challenging date, December 31, 2020 – by which time the UK will leave the EU even if a deal has not been agreed. No trade deal of this size or complexity has ever been negotiated with the EU in such a short period and the trade deal won’t just cover the flow of products and services but also data.

The EU’s new Data Protection Supervisor has already said that the UK is ‘13th in the queue of countries that are negotiating data deals with Brussels’. A deal is critical for thousands of businesses, especially in health and insurance sectors as more than three-quarters of UK data transfers are with EU member states, according to the technology trade association techUK, yet it is typical for this type of deal to take several years to negotiate and agree. Simultaneously, there is growing concern about the excessive dependency that organisations in the Western world have on US technology providers that are subject to foreign legislation such as the US CLOUD act. This all creates complexity and uncertainty for those with sensitive or secure data requirements.

UKCloud specialises in helping organisations in the Public Sector and similarly regulated industries adopt the right mix of cloud services without compromising on the compliance, connectivity and sovereignty requirements that are associated with valuable datasets which need to be protected and nurtured.

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