There have been quite a few developments on GDPR in recent months with the publication of the Data Protection Bill by the UK Government, and further guidance from the ICO and the A29 Working Party. The GDPR landscape is slowing becoming clearer.
This came out on 14 September 2017. The main parts of the Bill are:
Contrary to government spin, the main thrust of the Bill is to bring the GDPR into effect under UK law.
There are a few UK derogations from GDPR proposed
On 14 September 2017, the Information Commissioner also published a statement regarding the Bill, available to view online here.
The ICO has been quite busy and has published the following:
The ICO intends to publish a Guide to the GDPR, expected by early 2018. More detailed guidance on contracts between controllers and data processors, children’s data, and accountability is expected before year end.
This body advises EU member states on data protection, and has published:
Further guidance is expected on:
We will keep you informed of this further guidance as it comes out. However, for further information, please contact Christopher Evans of this firm by email to C.Evans@druces.com or on +44 20 7216 5505.
This was first posted on 12 October 2017.