The new UK data protection bill

The UK government’s new data protection legislation, which will implement the vast majority of GDPR was published on September 13th, 2017. The bill must pass through the House of Commons and the House of Lords before it becomes law.

The bill will implement GDPR into UK law and largely covers all the main areas of the EU regulation. However, there is some flexibility on how individual countries implement GDPR. The government says its bill sets out a number of exemptions from GDPR. These, it says, include extra protection for journalists, scientific and historical researchers, and anti-doping agencies who handle people’s personal information.

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