Developments re GDPR, cookies etc
Govt announcement today by the DCMS Secretary:
‘Now that we have left the EU I’m determined to seize the opportunity by developing a world-leading data policy ... reforming our own data laws so that they’re based on common sense, not box-ticking.’
‘Britain will attempt to move away from European data protection regulations as it overhauls its privacy rules after Brexit, the government has announced.
The freedom to chart its own course could lead to an end to irritating cookie popups and consent requests online, said the culture secretary, Oliver Dowden ...’
What could possibly go wrong…..?
In related news via the Law Society Gazette:
Rules requiring cookie consent pop-ups on websites could be in for a shake-up following a move by the data watchdog which is likely to feature in government plans to reform data protection laws.
In what could be her last major initiative as UK information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham today called on data protection authorities across the G7 nations ’to work together to overhaul cookie consent pop-ups, so people’s privacy is more meaningfully protected and businesses can provide a better web browsing experience’.
The commissioner is due to set out a vision in which web browsers, software applications and device settings allow people to set lasting privacy preferences, rather than having to tick boxes every time they visit a website. The office said this approach is already technologically possible and compliant with data protection law, but said that international cooperation would help its adoption.