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Brexit’s Article 50 ‘negotiating period’ will probably not end until at least 4+months of EU GDPR regulation

It’s just a few weeks since the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office set out what guidance organisations could expect & when around a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that was on track to come into force in the UK on 25 May 2018.  The result of the referendum on membership of the EU now means that the Government needs to consider the impact on the GDPR.

The ICO has been working hard on producing a set of guidance on GDPR, with an overview of the law being the first substantive part of that.  We still think it will be useful to publish this overview. This is because once implemented in the EU, the GDPR will be relevant for many organisations in the UK – most obviously those operating internationally.

The other main reason is that the GDPR has several new features – for example breach notification and data portability.  Therefore, we thought it would still be useful to familiarise information rights professionals with the GDPR’s main principles & concepts.  With so many businesses & services operating across borders, international consistency around data

Researched Links:

ICO:  GDPR still relevant for the UK

ICO’s Overview of the law

Prepare or ‘Meet thy Doom’ from 2018

Editorial Commentary: Do you know your GDPR from your DPA 1998?