The Data Protection Bill will go through Parliament without an amendment calling for a second Leveson inquiry, as peers backed down today after weeks of ping-ponging between the two Houses.

Labour MPs and peers had pushed for an amendment to the Bill which would have meant an inquiry being established into allegations of data protection breaches committed by or on behalf of national news publishers and other media organisations.

However the issue was voted down by MPs twice in the past three weeks and peers today agreed not to challenge it further.  The Bill can now go forward for Royal Assent in time for GDPR implementation on 25 May.

To download the Data Protection Bill Factsheet, please click on this link: 2018-03-05_Factsheet01_Bill_overview

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Source: Regulatory Strategies Ltd –