A new Data Protection Bill: Our Planned Reforms: Statement of Intent.

Authors: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Matt Hancock
Format: Online report

Summary: Outlines the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s plans to reform data protection laws in the UK. Key features of the Bill include: individuals will be able to ask for their personal data to be erased (this includes requesting social media platforms to delete information they posted online during their childhood); parents or guardians will have to give consent to information services processing personal data about young children using information services; the government will establish a Digital Charter, which will include an Internet Safety Strategy to make online environments safer for children and young people.

Publication details: London: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, 2017
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