Data Protection and Digital Information bill has been dropped

As a consequence of the announcement of a snap election, the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill (DPDI) has been dropped.

The Bill was scheduled to begin its House of Lords report stage on 10 June. The Bill did not make it to the 'wash up' period before the dissolution of Parliament where the final bills that may become law were considered. Parliament has now been prorogued ahead of the dissolution of Parliament on Thursday 30 May.

The general election will take place on 4 July, and it remains to be seen whether data protection reform will be on the new government’s agenda.

See: What's on in the Lords 20-24 May

We will report on further developments in PL&B UK Report.