James Rodger reports:
A new Bill to ensure the UK “retains its world-class regime protecting personal data” has been included in the Queen’s Speech.
The Government said the Bill would replace the existing Data Protection Act and fulfil a Conservative manifesto commitment to give people new rights to “control their data”.
A new Digital Charter to make the UK the “safest place to be online” was also announced.
The new data protection Bill will “strengthen rights” and hand more control to users over their personal data, the Government said, including the right to be forgotten when they no longer want their data to be processed, provided there are no legitimate grounds to retain it.
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