New consultation on data protection

The government has launched a public consultation ‘Data: a new direction’ on reforms to the UK’s data protection regime.

This consultation is the first step in delivering on Mission 2 of the National Data Strategy to secure a pro-growth and trusted data regime. 

The consultation presents proposals that build on the key elements of the current UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), such as its data processing principles, its data rights for citizens, and its mechanisms for supervision and enforcement. The proposals aim to deliver an even better data protection regime that will: 

  • support vibrant competition and innovation to drive economic growth 

  • maintain high data protection standards without creating unnecessary barriers to responsible data use 

  • keep pace with the rapid innovation of data-intensive technologies 

  • help innovative businesses of all sizes to use data responsibly without undue uncertainty or risk, both in the UK and internationally 

  • ensure the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is equipped to regulate effectively in an increasingly data-driven world. 

The consultation closes on 19 November. Contact with any queries or to submit your feedback for the BVRLA response. 

See the consultation in full on the GOV.UK website

Also see the BVRLA’s Consultations page for details of open consultations and responses.