Department of Culture, Media and Sport calls for views on GDPR

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (“DCMS”) recently consulted on some possible areas in which the UK government could add to or amend the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


The GDPR is due to be implemented in the UK in May 2018. The consultation was worded in very broad terms, with little detail of how DCMS envisaged any exceptions being drafted. There was therefore little “meat” in the consultation, but BWB nevertheless felt it was important to respond, flagging some of the key concerns arising for our commercial, charity, social enterprise and faith-based clients.

See here for our response. If you have any questions or comments, please contact BWB solicitor Mark Abbott.

This information is necessarily of a general nature and doesn’t constitute legal advice. This is not a substitute for formal legal advice, given in the context of full information under an engagement with Bates Wells.

All content on this page is correct as of May 12, 2017.