The UK government has published the Data Protection Bill which it believes will make data protection laws fit for the digital age. The Bill will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) and sets new standards for protecting general data, giving people control over their own data and providing new rights to move and delete personal data. It will preserve existing exemptions which the government says have worked well in DPA 1998, to ensure businesses and organisations can continue to support research, financial and legal services, and journalism. It also includes specific measures to allow action against terrorist financing, money laundering and child abuse. Lawyers from Jurit LLP and Linklaters advise that businesses should prioritise making themselves compliant with the new rules. However, they suggest the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will be gentle when it comes to using its new abilities to sanction.