Data Protection Bill 2017

The Data Protection Bill will update data protection laws for the digital age and was introduced to the House of Lords on 13 September 2017

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The Data Protection Act received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018.

Find out more about the Data Protection Act 2018.

Digital technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives since the last Data Protection Act was passed.

The Data Protection Bill will:

  • Make our data protection laws fit for the digital age in which an ever increasing amount of data is being processed.
  • Empower people to take control of their data.
  • Support UK businesses and organisations through the change.
  • Ensure that the UK is prepared for the future after we have left the EU.

Documents related to the Data Protection Bill can be found on the Parliament website. The text of the Data Protection Bill can be found here on the Parliament website.


Published 14 September 2017