My London EP_Justice LIBE Committee delegation summary: Lords are super-critical of bill, want to keep UK as is. UK govt doing sales pitches on "keeping the same standard, but clarifying things" (aka legal uncertainty). Academia, NGOs and business lobby (!) want to maintain UK GDPR and thereby adequacy by all means. New consultation is a way to buy time for UK govt.

Special thanks to Lord Timothy (former MEP, ECR shadow rapporteur on back then) for being the clearest of them all on why deviating from standard is "unwise". How had I missed British conservative voices of reason...

@bendrath The stated intention of the British Govt is to monetise personal data. Everyone should parse the full headers on e-mails received from the NHS. Data already being sent via the servers of US technology companies (so US CLOUD Act 2018 applies, ie nil data protection).

@lilianedwards We didn't meet Sunak or his office, but what I found interesting is this: According to Wikipedia, his wife is "Akshata Murty, the daughter of N. R. Narayana Murthy, the founder of the technology company Infosys in which Akshata Murty owns a stake, making her one of the wealthiest women in Britain." Infosys was behind Aadhaar, the massive Indian biometric ID system. So what do you expect?

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