The new Data Protection Bill will give us one of the most robust, yet dynamic, set of data laws in the world,” said Mr Hancock in a statement this morning.
Hancock is the Digital Minister in charge of porting GDPR into UK law.
“It will give people more control over their data, require more consent for its use, and prepare Britain for Brexit,” he added.
Proposals included in the bill will:
- make it simpler for people to withdraw consent for their personal data to be used
- let people ask for data to be deleted
- require firms to obtain “explicit” consent when they process sensitive personal data
- expand personal data to include IP addresses, DNA and small text files known as cookies
- let people get hold of the information organisations hold on them much more freely
Last week we published an article on whether GDPR is the next Y2K Gravy train. With the above UK Government announcement, it looks like that train is about to leave the station.
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