Concerns about proposed data protection reforms, will data subject rights be retained?

Laura Dresner made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport,

In response to the recent news of government reforming data protection law to boost trade with the world.

I have questions under Freedom of Information Act about this:

1. Will the new data protection reform fully comply with Human Rights Act 1998/European Convention on Human Rights?

2. Is the UK government committed to fully retain EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as part of UK law?

3. Will it fully comply with Council of Europe's Convention 108+ on Data Protection?

Although the United Kingdom is still a member of Council of Europe and not to be confused with the European Union.

4. Will the new data protection law continue to require consent from data subjects to have their personal data sent and/or sold to 3rd parties?

5. Will the new proposed data protection law retain data subject rights including:
· The right to be informed
· The right of access
· The right to rectification
· The right to erasure
· The right to restrict processing
· The right to data portability
· The right to object
· Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

6. Why is the government proposing to remove the 'cookie law' on consent as part of data protection reforms?

Yours faithfully,

Laura Dresner

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