Britons could obtain more control over what happens to personal information under proposals outlined by the government. Citizens will be able to ask for personal data, or information posted when they were children, to be deleted.
The proposals are part of an overhaul of UK data protection laws drafted under Digital Minister, Matt Hancock. Firms that flout the law will face bigger fines, levied by the UK’s data protection watchdog. The bill will transfer the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) into UK law.
“The new Data Protection Bill will give us one of the most robust, yet dynamic, set of data laws in the world,” said Mr Hancock in a statement. “It will give people more control over their data, require more consent for its use, and prepare Britain for Brexit,” he added.
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