After the UK left the EU, at the end of January, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK will now look to “develop separate and independent policies” in a number of areas, including data protection. However, in reality the UK is unlikely to stray too far from European rules or risk significant disruption.
Currently, the UK’s data privacy legislation adheres closely to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the rules that were rolled out across all European Union member states in May 2018.
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