As part of its National Data Strategy, the government has launched a consultation, 'Data: a new direction' on reforms to create a pro-growth and trusted data regime.

Building on the current UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the proposed reforms aim to support innovation and economic growth whilst maintaining high data protection standards. The objectives are:

The consultation document sets out the reforms in detail with specific questions asked for each topic and covers the following areas:

The consultation is open until 19 November 2021. Responses can be delivered online, via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by writing to the Domestic Data Protection team, DCMS, 100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ. Email and written entries should include:

Useful guides on this topic

Schedule 23 Data Gathering Powers
Schedule Finance Act 2011 Data Gathering Powers: Who is a data holder and what information may HMRC request from them?  

GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation
What is GDPR? Who does it apply to? What obligations does it impose and what are the consequences of a breach of the rules?

GDPR: Statement on GDPR compliance
A statement on General Data Protection Regulation 'GDPR' compliance, it may be suitable for an accounting and tax practice or for any other business holiding a lot personal data.

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Consultation: Data: a new direction

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