The Government has issued a Call for Evidence on current data protection law to help inform the UK’s position on negotiations for a new EU data protection instrument, which are expected to start in early 2011.The document states that evidence is particularly sought on the following issues:
The Call for Evidence lasts for three months and is due to close on 6 October 2010.
At the same time as launching this Call for Evidence, the Government has published a provisional post implementation review impact assessment of the Data Protection Act 1998, on which we would also welcome comments. This impact assessment complements the Call for Evidence and publication of a full impact assessment is planned for the end of 2010.
Please note that the Call for Evidence is not a formal consultation, but an evidence gathering exercise.
- A. definitions;
- B. data subjects’ rights;
- C. obligations of data controllers;
- D. powers and penalties of the Information Commissioner;
- E. the principles-based approach
- F. exemptions under the DPA; and
- G. international transfers.