The Department for Cultures, Media and Sport (DCMS) has called for views from stakeholders in relation to the derogations which the UK government may exercise in relation to the GDPR. While the GDPR is directly applicable, DCMS is able to derogate from a number of provisions; notably, the UK government may derogate from certain articles relating to supervisory authorities, sanctions, data protection officers and third country transfers. DCMS has not expressed its own views on how, if at all, it will seek to derogate from parts of the GDPR. Stakeholders have until 10 May 2017 to provide responses to DCMS.