The UK Government has provided an update on the Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2) Bill.
The UK Government has provided an update on the Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2) Bill. The Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2) Bill is a proposed law that aims to strengthen data protection rules for British citizens. It was introduced in Parliament in March 2021 and is currently undergoing scrutiny by parliamentary committees. The Bill contains a number of provisions that would impact businesses and individuals by changing the way personal data is collected, used, and shared.
The Data Protection and Digital Information No. 2 Bill proposes a new criminal offence for re-identifying anonymised data with an unlimited fine as the maximum penalty.
One of the key measures of the Bill is the introduction of a new criminal offence for the re-identification of de-identified personal data. This is designed to prevent individuals from being able to re-identify data that has been anonymised or de-identified, which could potentially allow them to access sensitive information about individuals. The maximum penalty for this offence would be an unlimited fine.
The Data Protection and Digital Information No. 2 Bill aims to strengthen data protection rules for British citizens.
Overall, the Data Protection and Digital Information No. 2 Bill represents a significant step towards UK GDPR reform. If passed, it would give individuals greater control over their personal data and introduce new penalties for misuse of data. However, it would also place additional responsibilities on organisations that collect and use personal data, which could require significant changes to the way they operate. The Bill remains subject to scrutiny by parliamentary committees before it can be considered for approval by Parliament.
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