‘Divergence is coming’: Experts cast doubt on EU adopting U.K. GDPR reforms

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The U.K. government in March introduced new legislative proposals aimed at freeing up compliance requirements under the country’s version of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill, said the government, promises to be a “common-sense” approach to data privacy that will cut down “pointless paperwork” for businesses, reduce cookie pop-ups, ease compliance costs and burdens, and remove barriers to international trade.

The government projected the reforms will save the U.K. economy more than 4 billion pounds (U.S. $5 billion) over the next 10 years while maintaining current levels of data privacy—as well as data adequacy—with the European Union.

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