UK-EU security cooperation after Brexit Contents



1 Introduction

Background to our inquiry

2 Current security arrangements and Brexit objectives


Key forms of security cooperation with the EU

The Government’s negotiating objectives

Specific objectives in key areas of cooperation

Transitional arrangements

3 Europol

Existing third country models

Existing ‘bespoke’ relationships

Prospects of a ‘bespoke’ deal for the UK

4 The European Arrest Warrant


The Government’s aims

The viability of existing models

5 EU data-sharing


The value gained from EU data-sharing measures

Existing third country models

Retaining access to EU data after Brexit

Potential obstacles to data adequacy

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016

Relevant precedents for third country data exchange

The EU Charter on Fundamental Rights

Onward transfer to Five Eyes partners

CJEU jurisdiction

Timeline for adequacy

6 Brexit negotiations and contingency planning

The state of negotiations

Contingency planning for a ‘no deal’ Brexit

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 21 March 2018