Mark Thompson, Head of Privacy Advisory at KPMG comments on the Government’s announcement to update data protection laws through a new Data Protection Bill.
Mark Thompson, Head of Privacy Advisory at KPMG, said:
"Today's statement of intent by the Government shows that the UK is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals’ data and the way it is processed. This commitment also sends a strong message that the UK will have resilient data protection regimes, post-Brexit.
“This does however provide some challenges for business in terms of getting their houses in order, but, ultimately, this now means that privacy needs to be at the core of their business strategies.”
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