On 12 December 2018, the French government adopted a new version of the French Data Protection Act by way of ordinance. As a reminder, the French legislator had authorized the French government to legislate by way of ordinance in order to achieve uniformity between French Data Protection law and the GDPR. The essential changes of the amended Act are summarized below.
Amidst the Christmas festivities, the draft Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 were laid before Parliament. The Exit Regulations show what the UK's data protection legal landscape will look like if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. This blog outlines the potential changes and considers what impact the Exit Regulations will have.