UK presses on with post-Brexit data protection reform
In an effort to foster greater flexibility for organizations and propel the British economy with a projected £4.7bn gain by 2033, the House of Commons has passed the second reading of the revised Data Protection and Digital Information Bill. This legislation also intends to reduce cookie pop-up notifications and unwanted phone calls as well as establish a framework for secure digital identity verification services.
Though critics have voiced concern that this new bill may weaken data protection regulations and breach the UK’s European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adequacy agreement, the government has maintained that high data security standards will be upheld. Furthermore, these legal changes are expected to enable Britain to pursue international data deals and reap the benefits of “billions of pounds of data trade” beyond their EU counterparts.
Source: UK presses on with post-Brexit data protection reform | Computer Weekly