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The UK Data Protection Bill: Legislating for the digital age

Two years on from its publication, the sweeping changes to EU data protection laws that will be introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation (the ‘GDPR’) are now familiar territory for data protection practitioners (and those working in data-heavy industries). Becoming familiar with the 200-plus pages of the UK’s recently published Data Protection Bill (the ‘Bill’), which fills the ‘gaps’ left by the GDPR for Member States to complete, represents a fresh challenge. In this article, Emma L. Flett and Jennifer F. Wilson of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP summarise the key components and implications of the Bill, before discussing how it has been received by the UK’s data protection community.

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