Privacy Watchdog Condemns Government’s plan to axe Privacy Rights and Protections

Responding to the publication of a report yesterday by the Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform which has outlined their vision to “refresh the UK’s approach to regulation now that we have left the EU”, the Executive Director of the Open Rights Group (ORG), Jim Killock, said: 

“This so-called ‘independent report’ has been written by three conservative MPs, selected by a conservative Prime Minister to advise a conservative Government with the intention of canceling data protection altogether.

“This Government’s vision to ‘replace GDPR with a new UK framework for data protection’ is simply a brazen attack on UK privacy protections aimed at serving commercial interests of the big Tech. 

“These proposals to axe our privacy protections has revealed their intention to cancel our rights and protections will certainly end up in tears.” 


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