PCAG ORG consultation roundtable – Data: a new direction

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Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group and Open Rights Group consultation roundtable on Data: a new direction

Data Reform Consultation Roundtable

Focussing on the Privacy and Digital Rights of Individuals

Participants in this roundtable felt that the proposals typically saw data protection in terms of unnecessary burden on organisations (see 1.1, 2.1, 2.2 in this summary) rather than in terms of protecting individuals from harm arising from the use of personal data (1.3, 2.13, 5.9). Moreover, whilst the evidence of harm is increasingly apparent, the evidence of the regulatory burden is less clear cut (1.2, 2.1, 2.5) and often conflates issues arising from lack of clarity / understanding with existing regulations with limited organisational engagement in understanding the possible impacts of data flows (1.1) not only on individuals and their rights, but also on society.Given many data controllers will remain subject to GDPR requirements it is unclear how much divergence from existing (reasonably well) understood processes will result from the move

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