The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in force. Did you think the new UK Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) required your attention when you became GDPR ready?
The DPA is a complete data protection system so, as well as governing general data covered by the GDPR, it covers all other general, law enforcement and national security data. Part of the Act also includes applying the EU’s GDPR standards and preparing Britain for Brexit.
By having strong data protection laws and appropriate safeguards, businesses will be able to operate across international borders. The DPA will ensure that modern, innovative uses of data can continue whilst, at the same time, strengthening the control and protection individuals have over their data.