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Calling organisations that carry out research and facing data protection challenges!

We want to hear from you to help the UK Government to improve our legal regime in the research context. Please tell us about your experience and your views by completing this survey.

Last September, the department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (“DCMS”) released a proposal to reform the UK data protection legislation. Still based on the essential UK GDPR principles and respect to data subjects’ rights, the proposed reform aims to reduce ambiguity in the meaning of some terms and in the scope of the application of certain lawful bases, as well as a flexible 'privacy risk programme’ that each organisation might adapt to their processing and needs. The proposal released by DCMS is aligned to one of the 10 Tech Priorities set out in the UK National Data Strategy (“Unlocking the power of Data”) and aimed to help fuel innovation while maintaining high standards of data protection (Mission 2 of the National Data Strategy).

The proposal is under consultation until 19 November. We at BPE are seeking the views of those of you who carry out research to respond to the questions raised by DCMS with regards to this matter.

Please tell us about your experience and your views by completing this survey and we will share your views with the department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport!

If you have any questions contact Rocio de la Cruz, Partner in the Technology team.

These notes have been prepared for the purpose of articles only. They should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice.

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