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The General Data Protection Regulation

21 April 2017
Closes on: 
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Posted under: 
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The UK remains a member of the European Union until we leave and the full rights and obligations of membership will apply until then, which includes an obligation to implement the GDPR.

Protection of Official Data

10 April 2017
Closes on: 
Friday, 12 May 2017
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The Protection of Official Data project was referred to the Law Commission by the Cabinet Office in late 2015. We commenced work in February 2016 and they will publish their final report in Summer 2017.
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Cabinet Office Data Science Framework

17 June 2016
Closed on: 
Friday, 1 July 2016
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Data science carries both huge opportunities and a duty of care. Technology is changing so rapidly; as are the public's views. In this new and changing landscape, this document is not about creating additional hurdles, but rather about making innovation easier. It does this by bringing together the relevant law in the context of new technology, and prompting consideration of public reaction so that government data scientists and policy makers can be confident to innovate appropriately with data.
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Consultation Archive

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