The UK to Promote a Reform in Data Protection Regime

The UK government announced that it will promote a data reform bill, intended to create a data protection framework and data rights regime that reduces the burdens on businesses (e.g., by reducing limitations on data sharing by public bodies to improve their services), boosting the economy, and promoting innovation; modernize the Information Commissioner’s Office and expand its enforcement powers; and increase the control over data by individuals and small businesses, while creating a flexible, outcome-focused, data protection culture.

The bill will mostly apply across the UK, with some measures extending only to England and Wales.

CLICK HERE to read the government’s announcement on the Data Reform Bill (in the Queen’s Speech 2022).