Privacy regulations impact architecture

Do I need to know privacy regulations as an enterprise architect? 

Normally as an EA, those requirements were managed by the legal department, but with #GDPR and Privacy by Design, this is something you need to take into account when designing architectures.

Even worse, changes to regulations can have a great impact on your existing solutions as a no deal brexit shows. 

”The UK government intends to write the GDPR into UK law, with the necessary changes to tailor its provisions for the UK (the “UK GDPR”).” 

But this UK legislation have to be approved by EU Commission as adequate, and the current status is that this only will be done after UK is a third country.

In practice, this means that you can’t transfer personal data to UK 1st November 2019 without getting into conflict with GDPR, if no deal brexit.