UK data protection laws to be overhauled – BBC News

Britons could obtain more control over what happens to personal information under proposals outlined by the government.

Citizens will be able to ask for personal data, or information posted when they were children, to be deleted.

The proposals are part of an overhaul of UK data protection laws drafted under Digital Minister, Matt Hancock.

Firms that flout the law will face bigger fines, levied by the UK’s data protection watchdog.

The bill will transfer the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) into UK law.

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  1. Why the UK Data Bill should be a wake-up call for British business.

    If anyone was in any doubt about the future direction of data protection in the UK then the recent UK Data Bill should serve as a wake-up call – because there may be far more to come. The Bill contained no real surprises, after all much of it simply re-confirmed policies which have been discussed for a long time by politicians and officials working on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR).

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