1) The UK Government published their plans to water down GDPR. It is bad, incredibly bad. My first reaction on @OpenRightsGroup blog, but if you scratch under the surface it gets even worse. You won't believe how bad it is. Thread below
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4) If you work in data protection, you know that ‘we process your data to improve our services’ is a practical joke, i.e. the single, most abused buzzword the industry uses when they're doing something bad. This will be made legal under UK Government plans.
7) Govt will control the ICO directly, by setting their agenda, and indirectly, by retaining the ability to retaliate against Commissioners who do not please Government, and award Commissioners that do what Government want. We remind you that the ICO is supposed to be a watchdog
8) Also, Government would allow solely automated decision making based on legitimate interest. Organisations will be able to take life-changing decisions about you in a black box, insofar it fits the new legal grounds (such as reporting criminal acts, or improving services)
9) Elizabeth Denham G7 proposal for binding privacy signals lasted very little. This would be too inconvenient for surveillance advertising crooks, and unnecessary: they now have a handy legal ground for processing data and ‘improve customers experience’ (see n. 3,4).
13) Just to make sure you can't hold a Controller accountable anymore, you will have to demonstrate that you tried to negotiate a solution with the offender before reporting it to the ICO. The ICO was in dire need of another ground to arbitrarily dismiss complaints (sarcasm).
16) PS: link to Govt consultation below gov.uk/government/consultati…
17) For those who may be interested, I made a new blog out of this thread.
UK data laws have turned hostile, and you’re the target: if Govt goes through with it, distrust and exploitation will be the price to pay for using digital services in the UK Hostile Digital Environment. Have a look at my last blog, or read the key highlights in the thread belowShow this thread