Data Protection Bill: Consultation to delay UK GDPR replacement
The UK’s new post-Brexit data legislation faces further delays after a Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) official confirmed a new public consultation will be launched into the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill, which is set to replace the EU’s GDPR.
The adequacy agreement with the EU, which allows data to flow between Britain and Europe, will be “at the heart” of the finalised bill, Owen Rowland, deputy director for domestic data protection policy at the DCMS, said. This news will be welcomed by businesses, with DCMS secretary Michelle Donelan having previously indicated more radical reforms could be on the cards. Such a move may have put the adequacy agreement at risk.
Source: Data Protection Bill: Consultation to delay UK GDPR replacement