New Data Reform Bill to bring promising changes to complex GDPR

Following the recent announcement of a Data Reform Bill aimed at loosening data protection and privacy rules, UK Private investigation agencies are keen to see the draft bill which will reduce compliance burdens.

A timeline for the draft bill has yet to be set, although many UK Private investigation agencies are keen to see the new bill make it easier for personal data to be reused for research.

Replacing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The proposals are set to replace the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which have long been seen as highly complex since they came into force back in 2018. 

According to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), GDPR has held businesses back from using data “as dynamically as they could”.

A positive response from the government

Since the announcement of the new Data Reform Bill, the government has published a positive response.

“I share and support the ambition of these reforms”, said John Edwards, UK Information Commissioner. “I am pleased to see the government has taken our concerns about independence on board. Data protection law needs to give people confidence to share their information to use the products and services that power our economy and society.”

It is hoped that under this new approach promised by the government, current compliance models will not have to be completely overhauled, and could mean the UK organisations could adapt to have a more flexible approach to data protection compliance.

Experts in Surveillance Investigation

The team of UK Private Investigators at Howard Agency are pleased to see the new draft bill, which promises to bring positive changes that will make data collection and use simpler. 

With almost 30 years experience, the team at Howard Agency are experts in carrying out surveillance investigations. If you’d like help with surveillance or have questions about what an investigation entails, please get in touch with us today for a no obligation call.