PwC has released a comment on the Queen's Speech data protection announcement
Following the mention of the Data Protection Bill in the Queen's Speech today, please find thoughts below from PwC's global data protection legal services leader, Stewart Room:
"The Queen's Speech has removed any doubt about the UK's commitment to data protection. This is a significant move that will provide businesses with certainty on the UK's intention to meet the obligations of the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
"For citizens, it confirms that their data protection rights will be fully enshrined in UK law after Brexit. The UK has long been a world leader in data protection - we have one of the strongest regulatory frameworks in the world and our system is highly respected. We can now build on these foundations to ensure the country continues to be a real destination for data-driven business post-Brexit."