June 17, 2022, 8:49 AM
The UK set out a plan to roll back data protection obligations and cookie consent boxes in an attempt to boost business and research.
A planned Data Reform Bill will cut “burdens on businesses to deliver around £1 billion ($1.23 billion) in cost savings” over ten years, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said in a statement summarizing the legislation Thursday.
The announcement criticized the EU’s “highly complex” General Data Protection Regulation and promised a “clampdown on bureaucracy, red tape and pointless paperwork” to “seize the benefits of Brexit.”
Small British businesses will no longer be required to …