Data Protection and Digital Information Bill – update

The second reading of the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill has been listed for Monday 5th September, when MP’s will first have the opportunity to debate the main principles of the Bill. It will also provide some insight into how popular the Bill is with all sides, any contentious areas, and perhaps an indication of whether the government will achieve its aim of Royal Assent by December.

After this, the committee stage will allow each clause, and any proposed amendments, to be debated.

Once a firm programme has been outlined, I hope the ICO will start working on its own guidance, as we all need that in order to look at any changes charities need to make. Of particular significance will be the proposed soft opt-in changes, how to interpret them, and how to transition to any new approach.

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