The culture minister was hailed by party members as she vowed to scrap GDPR data protection rules as part of a bonfire of EU bureaucracy.
Michelle Donelan pledged to introduce a new UK system that focuses on “common sense” and protects privacy while preventing losses from cyber attacks and data breaches.
In her conference speech, she railed against the bureaucracy faced by small businesses, artisans and even churches, saying they would no longer be “shackled”.
The EU’s data law “ties them in knots of cumbersome bureaucracy,” said Miss Donelan. “It is time we took full advantage of this post-Brexit opportunity and unleash the full growth potential of the UK business.”
Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan spoke at the Conservative Party Congress at the International Convention Center in Birmingham yesterday
The GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, came into effect in 2018 but is unpopular.
The rules mean constant pop-ups asking web users for their details, as well as complex rules for businesses.
Last year ministers called on the Information Commissioner’s Office to address concerns that data protection is stifling innovation.
A senior retail source said: “It will make life a lot easier for entrepreneurs, but will whatever is replaced actually make things better? That is the question.’
The move, which includes a promise to make the UK a “bridge across the Atlantic”, is likely to alarm privacy experts who have campaigned for years for more transparency about how families’ data is being used and stored.
https://www.soundhealthandlastingwealth.com/uncategorized/culture-secretary-pledges-to-axe-eus-data-law-and-replace-it-with-common-sense-british-system/ The culture secretary promises to scrap the EU data law and replace it with a “common sense” UK system