Proposals, still subject to confirmation, include:
- Changing the rules to enable better digital innovation in Artificial Intelligence, science research and other key areas.
- Making it easier to send individuals’ personal data abroad, and vice versa.
- Allowing government departments to share personal data if it is to improve delivery of their services.
- Changing the role and powers of the Information Commissioner’s Office.
If the changes are sufficiently different from EU obligations, the current recognition by the EU of the UK rules as ‘adequate’, which allows data to flow freely between the UK and EEA member states may end. UK businesses which operate in both will need to comply with both regimes.
- To be announced
- Organisations should monitor the government proposals, and start planning and costing changes needed as the new rules become clearer.
- Organisations can find out more about the government’s recent data protection consultation on the GOV.UK website.
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