19:09 GMT +323 October 2019
Listen Live
    Hacked

    UK Digital Minister Announces Plan to Increase Public Control Over Personal Data

    CC0
    Europe
    Get short URL
    110
    Subscribe

    According to reports, UK government announced the new Data Protection Bill, which will give UK citizens more control over their personal information online.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The UK government on Monday announced the new Data Protection Bill, which will give UK citizens more control over their personal information online while also significantly increasing fines for violations of data law, ultimately paving a way toward post-Brexit era legislation.

    "The new Data Protection Bill will give us one of the most robust, yet dynamic, set of data laws in the world. The Bill will give people more control over their data, require more consent for its use, and prepare Britain for Brexit. We have some of the best data science in the world and this new law will help it to thrive," UK Minister of State for Digital Matt Hancock said, as quoted in the statement.

    The legislation also aims to increase the maximum fine that UK authorities can issue from 500,000 pounds (over $600,000) to 17 million pounds, or 4 percent of the country's global turnover, according to the statement.

    Related:

    Mixed UK Macro Data Add Uncertainty as Brexit Talks Resume
    UK Security Concerns Over Lack of Gov't Plans to Maintain Post-Brexit Data Flows
    Standards Watchdog Blames Technical Error for Breach of UK MPs' Personal Data
    Tags:
    citizens, bill, personal data, United Kingdom
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik