The UK government is considering improving its data protection laws to benefit UK citizens, to both make it easier to understand what is at stake as well as strongly encourage firms to take data protection and privacy seriously. Will this cause firms to treat the upcoming GDPR rules with more urgency?
In the UK firms that suffer a serious data breach could be fined up to £17m or 4% of global turnover.
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.