@"revamp to take account of recent technologies"
I hear the sound bytes and warm fuzzy feeling words, but no way in hell do I believe they are really going to help us, no matter what they say. It'll be a few good sounding things and a lot of small print that totally undermines what we think we are gaining (as usual).
Sadly I get a distinct feeling "data protection" sounds these days more like doublespeak for "data exploitation" laws.
So I can't wait to see what happens to these so called "data protection" laws after all the lobby groups have had their say. :(
(p.s. If I'm cynical its because I'm now old enough to remember enough political lies to no longer trust a word they say and be on my guard whenever they do make changes, because they are always seeking some hidden goal).