Response to GDPR derogation call for views

CHIPA responded in May 2017 to the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) call for views on implementing derogations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the upcoming Data Protection Bill.

A PDF copy of the full response is available below:

CHIPA Derogation Response 2017

In our response, we call on the government to:

  1. Introduce legislation to define “archiving in the public interest”;
  2. Ensure that archives and the historical record are protected from interference by implementing the widest freedom of expression exemptions possible, in particular to ensure archives with collections of a political, audiovisual and newspaper nature are able to protect and share the historical record;
  3. Implement the Article 89 exemptions into UK law;
  4. Exempt public authorities from the administrative fines.