When the UK formerly leave the EU (European Union) on 29th March 2019 will it mean yet another change to Data Protection legislation i.e., the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) element of the DPA 2018 (Data Protection Act) after all, it comes from EU Legislation, right? Well sort of.
The GDPR is an EU Regulation that requires all member states (and ergo, all organisations within those member states) to comply with it from 25th May 2018, just under a year before the UK as a member state, is due to leave membership of the EU. The UK government updated data protection laws via Royal Assent with the DPA 2018 to ensure compliance with the EU Regulation and to remove incompatibility with the EU Law from the existing DPA 1998.
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