The Government calls for views on GDPR derogations

The UK Government has launched a Call for Views on the derogations (exemptions) from the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 May 2018.

Although there is limited scope for flexibility, the GDPR does allow member states to exercise their discretion over how certain provisions of the GDPR will apply in their respective jurisdictions. Stakeholders are encouraged to submit their views on how such derogations contained in the articles of the GDPR should be implemented.

The Call for Views is split into 14 themes on topics including supervisory authority, sanctions, compliance, data protection officers, archiving and research, third country transfers, sensitive personal data and exceptions, criminal convictions, rights and remedies, processing of children’s personal data by online services, freedom of expression in the media, processing of data, restrictions and rules surrounding churches and religious associations.

The closing date for responses is 10th May 2017.