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Nine months and a lot more to go before new EU data protection rules kick in

Info commish hits back at fake GDPR news

By Rebecca Hill

The UK’s information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has apparently become so infuriated with inaccurate claims about incoming data protection rules that she is penning a series of blogposts to “bust the myths”.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation – which comes into force in May 2018 – and the UK’s impending Data Protection Bill, which will largely mirror the EU regulation, aim to increase personal data protection.

The new legislation includes higher fines, stricter rules on how companies can gain consent and increased rights for individuals, for instance allowing them to require organisations delete information held on them.

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