UK Government signposts data protection changes

Whilst we await the government’s response to the ‘Data: A New Direction’ consultation, which could significantly reshape the UK GDPR, it is interesting that work has already started in one area.

In a press release entitled ‘Global data experts fire up government’s plans to promote free flow of data‘ the government has launched the International Data Transfer Expert Council, with 20 representatives including Google, Mastercard and Microsoft. Its brief is ‘to help Britain seize the opportunities of better global data sharing’.

It does seem that the push will be for data protection to be weakened, so that organisations can benefit. The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) have warned that this might lead to a consumer backlash, but what does it mean for non-profits?

We wait and see, and will report any news in these insight newsletters.