Britain, U.S. make progress towards data adequacy deal

LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Britain and the United States are making progress towards a data adequacy agreement in the coming weeks that would ease the burden on businesses using time-consuming and costly data transfer tools, the British government said on Friday.

A data adequacy agreement would allow personal data to be transferred freely from the UK, the government said in a statement, following a meeting between U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and UK Digital Secretary Michelle Donelan.

Reporting by Sachin Ravikumar, editing by Andy Bruce

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