On data protection, the UK says it will go it alone. It probably won’t.
The Prime Minister listed data protection as an area that the UK could legislate on following Brexit – but diverging from European Union rules on privacy would only complicate things.
Currently, the UK’s data privacy legislation adheres closely to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the rules that were rolled out across all European Union member states in May 2018.
Not only would deciding to scrap GDPR go against what people are used to, it would also make it difficult for UK businesses to offer their services to Europe in future.