UK Data Protection Reform – New Data Protection and Digital Information Bill Published

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 21 March 2023
Aisling Byrne
A&L Goodbody LLP
Issues covered: Data Protection

The value of data to the UK economy is significant, with data-driven trade generating 85 per cent of the UK’s total service exports and contributing an estimated £259 billion to the UK economy in 2021. With that in mind, UK data protection reform is firmly back on the UK Government’s agenda with the introduction of the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill ("Bill") on 8 March 2023.  

The first version of the Bill was introduced in July 2022 and legislative reform had been on hold since September 2022, but 6 months on, we now have a new iteration of the Bill to consider.  Introduced by the UK Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Michelle Donelan, the

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Aisling Byrne
A&L Goodbody LLP

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