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Government formally announces new Data Protection Bill – keeping in line with EU’s GDPR

Digital Minister, Matt Hancock, has formally announced the government’s intent to overhaul its data protection laws, in the form of a new Data Protection Bill, to keep the UK in line with the EU’s forthcoming GDPR law. The new Data Protection Bill will update the current Data Protection Act, which was introduced in 1998, and aims to give citizens more control over their online data, as well as give the authorities more power to impose tougher sanctions on firms that don’t comply.

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