Call for views on derogations from the GDPR

Close date: 10 May 2017

The Government seeks views on derogations in preparation for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679 EU) (GDPR), which will be directly effective in all EU member states, including the UK, from 25 May 2018. It invites views on a number of possible exemptions under the GDPR, grouped according to themes, including in relation to: supervisory authority; sanctions; demonstrating compliance; data protection officers; archiving and research; third country transfers; sensitive personal data and exceptions; criminal convictions; rights and remedies; freedom of expression in the media; processing of data; and restrictions. It also invites views on what steps it should take to minimise the costs and burdens of the GDPR on business.
Consultation document: Call for views on the General Data Protection Regulation derogations
Consultation outcome: New Data Protection Bill: Our planned reforms