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Data Protection

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 63310, tabled on 14 October 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to her speech at Conservative Party Conference 2022, what plans she has to repeal UK GDPR in The Data Protection Act 2018 when creating a British data protection system.

Answered on

19 October 2022

The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on Monday 18 July 2022 and following the election of the new leader of the Conservative Party, Ministers are further considering the Bill.

We will amend the existing Data Protection and Digital Information Bill and adapt the UK GDPR to create a new bespoke British data protection framework that is business and consumer friendly, and keeps people's personal data secure.

We are working with businesses and other stakeholders, at speed, to ensure that the Bill maximises this post-Brexit opportunity, and as mentioned in the Secretary of State’s conference speech, the Bill seeks to retain our data adequacy decision so businesses can trade freely.

The DPDI Bill will continue its passage in due course.