Lords debates Data Protection Bill

Released 10 October 2017

Members of the Lords will discuss the key principles and purpose of the Data Protection Bill during its second reading on 10 October 2017.

The Data Protection Bill will aim to:

update the UK’s data protection regime in accordance with new rules agreed at a European level;

repeal and replace the Data Protection Act 1998;

update regulations on four main matters: data processing; law enforcement data processing; data processing for national security purposes; and regulatory oversight and enforcement; and

update the enforcement powers available to the Information Commissioner and introduce new offences relating to the processing of personal data, amongst other measures.

For more information, see the Bill and its parliamentary stages to date.

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