Data Protection: EU Law

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 22nd December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Court of Justice of the European Union will continue to have jurisdiction in the UK after Brexit in relation to the General Data Protection Regulation.

Photo of Lord Ashton of Hyde Lord Ashton of Hyde The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Data Protection Bill was introduced on 13 September. The Bill is intended to create a new data protection framework fit for the digital age, which incorporates the provisions of the EU’s GDPR into domestic law. It builds on existing standards for protecting personal data, in accordance with the GDPR, giving people more control over use of their data, and providing new rights to move or delete personal data.

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill will ensure that the remainder of the GDPR is incorporated into domestic law.

In leaving the European Union, we will bring about an end to the direct jurisdiction of the CJEU in the UK.

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