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Examining regulation and enforcement in the UK Data Protection Bill

Published on: 27 September 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Examining regulation and enforcement in the UK Data Protection Bill
  • What is the background to Parts 5 and 6 of the Bill?
  • The ICO will continue to regulate and enforce data protection laws in the UK. What additional or amended powers does the Bill propose to give the Information Commissioner to help achieve this?
  • The Bill reproduces many of the criminal offences in DPA 1998, but some new offences are proposed. Which are the most significant new offences created or updates to existing offences?
  • How will the proposals improve upon the enforcement regime for data protection breaches currently in place under DPA 1998?
  • Are there any other points of interest worth mentioning here?

Article summary

Information Law analysis: What will the UK Data Protection Bill (the Bill) mean in practice? Hannah Crowther, an associate at Bristows LLP, takes a closer look at the provisions relating to regulation and enforcement, contained in Part 5 and Part 6 of the Bill. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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