UK GDPR changes back on the agenda?

After hearing news from a junior minister at the new Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (“DSIT”), that the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill was unlikely to be reintroduced in this Parliamentary session, it seems that the opposite might be true.

Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP, the new Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, suggested in an interview that the Bill could be introduced again in the next couple of weeks.

Just to recap, this was the Bill to replace the UK GDPR with a new “business and consumer-friendly, British data protection system”.

So we wait and see, and perhaps hope that changes are only made for the real benefit of data subjects, and organisations that use that data for good.