The “new Data Protection Bill will give us one of the most robust, yet dynamic, set of data laws in the world. It will give people more control over their data, require more consent for its use, and prepare Britain for Brexit” according to Digital Minister Matt Hancock.

The government’s press release confirms that the Data Protection Bill will implement GDPR in the UK, as well as enacting the Conservative Party’s manifesto pledge to enable people to ask social media channels to delete information they posted in childhood.

UK government announces Data Protection Bill