Hogan Lovells

Key Dates

Statement of Intent issued 7 August 2017.

The Data Protection Act 2018 received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018.


Summary

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has issued a Statement of Intent in relation to the new Data Protection Bill announced in the Queen's Speech.  The Statement confirms that the Bill will be consistent with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Law Enforcement Directive 2016/680 and the Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data.  Points to note include the following:

·         The new data protection standards will be applied to all general data, not just to data within the competence of the EU.

·         The UK government will legislate to allow organisations (in addition to official authorities) to process personal data on criminal convictions and offences.

·         There will be a new offence of altering records with intent to prevent disclosure following a subject access request. 

Follow-up

The Data Protection Act 2018 received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018.



Date Accessed: 28/05/2022