The government has announced it will replace GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) with a new British data protection system.
Introduced by the EU in 2018, the current GDPR law engages with how companies collect, process, and protect the personal information of EU citizens.
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Michelle Donelan, declared during the Conservative party conference at ICC Birmingham that the change is being made as the current EU GDPR limits the potential of businesses.
“Our plan will protect consumer privacy and keep their data safe while retaining our data adequacy so that businesses can of course trade freely,” said Donelan. “I can promise that it will be simpler and clearer for businesses to navigate.
“No longer will our businesses be shackled by lots of unnecessary red tape. It is time we seize this post-Brexit opportunity fully and unleash the full growth potential of British business.”