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Data Protection Act 2018

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsors:
Lord Ashton of Hyde
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Matt Hancock
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Data Protection Act 2018 (c. 12) 23.05.2018

Latest news on the Data Protection Act 2018

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 23 May. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Summary of the Data Protection Act 2018

A Bill to make provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to individuals; to make provision in connection with the Information Commissioner's functions under certain regulations relating to information; to make provision for a direct marketing code of conduct; and for connected purposes.

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