Data Protection Bill [HL]

Explanatory Notes

Overview of the Bill

1 The Bill implements a commitment in the 2017 Conservative Party manifesto to repeal and replace the UK’s existing data protection laws to keep them up to date for the digital age in which ever increasing amounts of personal data are being processed. It sets new standards for protecting personal data, in accordance with recent EU data protection laws, giving people more control over use of their data. The Bill also helps prepare the UK for a future outside the EU.

2 The four main matters provided for in the Bill are general data processing, law enforcement data processing, data processing for national security purposes including processing by the intelligence services and regulatory oversight and enforcement.


Prepared 13th September 2017