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10 August 2017

Government Publishes Statement of Intent On Data Protection

The Government has published its statement of intent on the major legal changes to be introduced by the Data Protection Bill, which will implement the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

These will affect business, advertising, marketing and journalism. The NMA will shortly be meeting the DCMS, which has also published a summary of GDPR derogations in the Bill, to discuss the proposals in follow up to earlier submissions.

The NMA is holding a free seminar for members on data protection and the advertising, marketing and editorial implications for news media organisations on 5 September. 

Places must be booked in advance. Please contact NMA legal, policy and regulatory affairs director Santha Rasaiah

Speakers will include Anya Proops QC, 11 KBW (overview); Nicola Cain, legal director, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (editorial); Robert Streeter, data protection and privacy officer, News UK (advertising panel chair); Ruth Boardman, partner, Bird & Bird (GDPR advertising and related commercial); Rupert Earle, partner and head of media litigation, Bates Wells Braithwaite (ePrivacy).

The seminar will be held from 10am to 1pm at the NMA offices in London on 5 September.