The Queen’s Speech 2022 (the “Speech”), given on 10 May 2022 (available here), details the UK Government’s priorities for the year. Although its focus was primarily on the cost of living crisis and proposed economic measures, the Speech confirmed that the UK’s data protection regime will be reformed by way of the ‘Data Reform Bill’.

Businesses can expect the Data Reform Bill to have a large impact on their data protection practices and data governance.

This announcement follows the “Data: a new direction” consultation published by the UK Government in September 2021, which included proposals in five broad categories.

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