Government to announce Post-Brexit Data Protection Bill on 10 May

04/05/2022 | EDRi

According to an article published by EDRi, The Open Rights Group believe the UK Government will reveal their Post-Brexit data protection bill on Tuesday, 10 May. 

The proposed framework considers personal data as an economic asset and sets out to cut red tape in order to promote its commercial use. ORG says these "ideas draw considerable support among corporate lobbyists and large technology companies." that will want to leverage the UK model "to advocate for weaker data protection standards in Europe." Opposing these changes should be seen as a significant threat to data rights all around the world.

The Government originally opened its consultation on data: a new direction in September 2021

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