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Remember GDPR's Article 27? Well, you might have to after Brexit happens.
The UK is using its post-Brexit role in global digital trade and data governance to promote economic growth and deregulation through free trade agreements and domestic data protection reforms.
News the European Commission has approved UK data adequacy decisions was today welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales, as it heralds the continuation of the free flow of data from the European Economic Area (EEA) to Britain and Northern Ireland.
While some may welcome the government’s ambition to shake up the UK’s data protection regime, Westminster should be wary of drifting too far from the path charted by our US and European partners.
The revised version of the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill has had its second reading in Parliament as the government presses on with post-Brexit changes, but critics remain sceptical that the EU will be convinced to maintain the UK's data adequacy agreement.
Turns out the UK government, under current prime minister Rishi Sunak, is not replacing the GDPR, as Michelle Donelan, his secretary of state for science, innovation and technology, implied last October.
Meta Platforms Inc. will begin moving its UK users away from the company’s Irish subsidiary and onto US agreements in a move the social-media giant flagged post-Brexit.
Further amendments to the replacement for GDPR are likely, DCMS official says.
Concerns raised over government drive to implement distinct post-Brexit policy. / Legal experts say UK government plans to create new data protection laws will make more work and add costs for business, while also creating the possibility of challenges to data sharing between the EU and UK.
Is a big British version of GDPR likely to balance the demands of consumers, advertisers and media owners alike? We ask marketers what they think of the UK’s planned divergence.
Amid inevitable talk of 'red tape' cutting at ruling party conference, data protection experts are concerned.
The announcement this week by culture secretary Michelle Donelan that the UK plans to replace GDPR with its own “business and consumer-friendly British data protection system” is bad news.
UK government to ditch GDPR in favour of post-Brexit system in potential headache for industry DCMS head Michelle Donelan promises to do away with red tape as Labour MP labels move “madness” .
Brexit has finally paid off. Leaving the EU was all worth it. We should all thank the architects of the policy and clap them on the back.
Dorries et al are not wrong on the value of data to the economy, the trouble it’s less clear what they think exactly is so broken with GDPR, and just seem to think it’s a given that removing some of its processes will automatically result in billions of pounds of growth for businesses and the country.
Not evident in the statement is the inconvenient fact that diverging too far from the EU’s data protection regime — the General Data Protection Directive — could have consequences for UK businesses which regularly share data with units based in the EU or its economic area.
However, simply because we can diverge does not mean that we should diverge; the benefits are negligible at best. The likely result would be the United Kingdom no longer being recognised as a “trusted partner” in the field of data security and the end of a free flow of data.
Proposals ‘driven by desire to show benefit from Brexit’.
The technology field will be hurt by the Data Bill and the breakdown of Horizon.
Show us that benefits outweigh the cost, BCS challenges government.
Speak to any business owner in 2018 and their biggest headache was getting to grips with changes in data protection law. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) shone a light on how businesses handled information about employees and customers.
London has been working on several laws and initiatives with potentially profound implications for its data protection regime.
Brexit has had an immeasurable impact on all aspects of UK society, and data centers are no exception. Supply chain continuity has already been damaged, and there is a growing demand for data sovereignty.