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What are the implications of the draft Data Protection Bill?

The much anticipated first draft of the UK’s Data Protection Bill (the Bill) has been introduced to the House of Lords. With the aim of incorporating the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into English law, the Bill will eventually replace the existing Data Protection Act 1998. The…

How will personal data be transferred to the UK post Brexit?

Government pushes for UK to become a whitelisted country to legalise transfers of personal data from EU post Brexit.   The Department for Exiting the European Union has published a “future partnership paper” outlining its suggestion that the UK become a whitelisted country for the purposes of transferring personal data…

UK GDPR implementation moves forward with Data Protection Bill proposal

Objective of new legislation to maintain the UK’s current position as the largest internet economy in the G20 On 7 August 2017, the UK government published a Statement of Intent (Statement) setting out its proposals for a new Data Protection Bill (Bill) to reform UK data protection laws, as first…

New Data Protection Bill announced in Queen’s Speech

Minority government reaffirms commitment to data protection after Brexit with new bill. The State Opening of Parliament is the beginning of a session of the UK Parliament, during which the Queen delivers a speech outlining the Government’s legislative plans. Today’s Queen’s Speech was delivered in unusual circumstances.  The Conservative Prime Minister…

Brexit Briefing: Article 50 Letter and Great Repeal Bill

Two major developments occurred in the ongoing saga of Brexit in the last week. The UK Government gave the European Union formal notice of its intention to leave the EU under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. It also set out how it hopes to disentangle UK law from EU…

Brexit Briefing: The Dublin Case and reversing Article 50

Legal proceedings being issued in Ireland aim to give the UK the option to decide to remain in the EU. As we reported earlier this week, the Supreme Court has ruled that an Act of Parliament is required for the Government to send an Article 50 notice (Notice) and therefore…