UK government releases statement of intent describing new data protection bill

The UK has released a statement of intent describing a forthcoming bill that would make major revisions to the the country's data protection law. The new rules would follow the EU's General Data Protection Regulation by strengthening rules for obtaining consent, making it easier for consumers to withdraw consent, and improving consumers' ability to access, move, and remove data about themselves. The bill would also expand the definition of "personal data" to include DNA and IP addresses and would make it a crime to re-identify individuals from anonymized data.

Country: UK

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: personal data, re-identification, GDPR, data protection, DNA, IP addresses, UK, statement of intent

Posted on Friday 11 August 2017

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