Impact of REUL Act reforms on UK data protection law

14/03/2024 | Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons has written an article highlighting the changes made to the UK's data protection legislative framework, particularly the UK General Data Protection Regulation GDPR), since the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 (REUL Act) came into force on 1 January.

They write that these reforms and the expected further reforms that the Data Protection and Digital Information (DPDI) Bill is expected to bring have resulted in uncertainty for organisations.

The article addresses several issues, including the impact of removing the supremacy of EU law on data protection law, the impact of shifting away from EU fundamental rights and other general principles of EU law, the legislative changes that the government plans for UK data protection law, and the expected outcomes in practice from the combination of retained EU law and legislative reforms.

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