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Data Protection Leader
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Volume: 14 Issue: 6
(June 2017)

brexit eu data reform gdpr right to be forgotten

eduardo ustaran

hogan lovells international llp


Editorial: A common sense approach to UK data protection

If it is true that uncertain times lie ahead for the UK, the past year has been a good warm up. Following the shock result of the Brexit referendum a year ago, we have witnessed a change of Government, an endless and sometimes fierce debate about the shape that Brexit should take, an alarming increase in hate crime, a full blown legal challenge about which UK institution has the final say, a slightly subdued parliamentary debate and a general election. In the meantime, the Government has been - perhaps understandably - coy to reveal its Brexit cards and as a result, both business and citizens have been left guessing how things will turn out. The same is true of the future of UK data protection. Or at least it was until the recent Queen’s Speech.

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