DCMS announces new Data Protection Bill

DCMS has published a statement of intent to strengthen UK data protection law through a new Data Protection Bill. The new legislation will give individuals greater control over their personal data, including a new right to require social media platforms to delete information they posted in their childhood. The legislation will bring the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into UK law, and repeal the Data Protection Act 1998. This will help prepare for Brexit by ensuring that data protection standards are aligned after the UK leaves the EU. The bill will be introduced in Parliament later this year. More information