New Data Protection Bill for Post-Brexit Britain


The UK Government has released a Statement of Intent from its Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The statement is an overview of the reforms planned for the United Kingdom’s data protection laws, which are to be implemented by the Data Protection Bill. The Statement outlines that after Britain’s departure from the European Union the Bill will ensure that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is transferred into UK law.

According to the statement most of the key reforms in the Data Protection Bill repeat and are consistent with the framework of the GDPR.However it also says that while continued agreement to the provisions of the GDPR is required to ensure the data flow between Britain and the EU, the GDPR will need some alterations.

The Statement indicates that in certain aspects the Bill will go beyond the GDPR. The Bill will apply the new data protection provisions (and GDPR standards as applicable) to all personal data generally and not just areas of EU legal competence to ensure that a consistent approach is taken to data handling across the country.

Click below to read the complete Statement of Intent:

Statement of Intent

For a more in-depth account, please access the following link:


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Text source: – 16th August 2016

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