The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the result of four years of work by the EU to bring data protection legislation into line with new, previously unforeseen ways that data is now used.
Currently, the UK relies on the Data Protection Act 1998, which was enacted following the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive, but this will be superseded by the new legislation. It introduces tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches and gives people more say over what companies can do with their data. It also makes data protection rules identical throughout the EU.
The UK government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR, but don’t press the panic button just yet.
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