ORG warn recent data breaches highlight concerns in DPDI No.2 Bill

10/08/2023 | Open Rights Group

A blog article posted by the Open Rights Group warns that it is becoming increasingly clear that recent data breaches at institutions like the Electoral Commission and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have exposed some serious risks associated with the proposed Data Protection and Digital Information (No.2) Bill. The ORG writes that if the proposed reforms are enacted, there's a real risk that the Information Commissioner's Office could be compromised and data governance could become weaker, leading to more breaches and hacks. As citizens, they argue that the UK government must prioritise safeguarding our data and ensuring its confidentiality and integrity. However, they are concerned the current direction of the bill may prioritise short-term commercial interests over data security for citizens. 

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