TechUK urges next government to reform UK's data protection framework

02/07/2024 | TechUK

TechUK and other prominent industry groups and experts have urged the next government to modernise the UK's data protection framework to promote innovation and maintain high data protection standards. Their aim is to leverage the power of data-driven and digital technologies for economic and societal growth following the upcoming general election. 

An open letter, signed by industry leaders and trade bodies, calls for policy changes, including support for scientific research, legal clarity around the use of legitimate interests as a lawful basis for processing data, the removal of consent requirements for non-intrusive uses of cookies and other identifiers, updates to laws governing the use of AI, more flexible international data transfer rules, modernising the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to align its organisational structure with other UK regulators. 

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