The UK Government has published a statement of intent containing details of its proposed Data Protection Bill. The full text of the Bill is expected in September 2017, when the UK Parliament returns from its summer break.
The Bill will enshrine the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into UK domestic law. It will also implement the requirements of EU Directive 2016/680 (The Law Enforcement Directive) which covers the processing of personal data for crime prevention, and the free movement of such data.
Why is a UK bill needed?