Sunday, August 12, 2007
Conservatives attack data protection law
John Redwood MP has trailed Tory deregulation plans that would allegedly save UK businesses £14bn each year — including the scrapping of UK data protection laws. Given the strong EU attachment to the Data Privacy Directive and the key part it plays in the single market, alongside the UK's commitments under the Council of Europe human rights and privacy treaties, this is fantasy policymaking. Can we please have something meaningful from the Conservatives on their privacy plans, which are otherwise more sensible (e.g. scrapping ID cards)?