The government has confirmed what those in the technology sector were told to expect  – that Britain’s exit from the EU will not stop European privacy rules coming into force. In fact, from May 2018, The General Data Protection Regulation will become effective across the UK, according to an official ‘statement of intent’ published yesterday. But GDPR is just one of a host of measures in the Data Protection Bill, designed to ‘protect Britain in the digital age’ and update the Data Protection Act — unchanged since 1998.   ‘Right to be forgotten’ The others include a ‘right to be forgotten’  heftier fines of up to £17million (or four per cent of global turnover), […]

The government has confirmed what those in the technology sector were told to expect  – that Britain’s exit from the EU will not stop European privacy rules coming into force. In fact, from May 2018, The General Data Protection Regulation will become effective across the UK, according to an official ‘statement of intent’ published yesterday. But GDPR is just one of a host of measures in the Data Protection Bill, designed to ‘protect Britain in the digital age’ and update the Data Protection Act — unchanged since 1998.   ‘Right to be forgotten’ The others include a ‘right to be forgotten’  heftier fines of up to £17million (or four per cent of global turnover), […]