GDPR Explained

An essential overview of the facts and myths

Published January 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new European legal framework for the protection of personal data. The regulation officially comes into effect on 25th May 2018. It comes in place of the 1995 Data Protection Directive (DPD) and, prior to Brexit, would have led to the UK implementing a new act in place of the existing Data Protection Act 1998.

UKFast considers how the GDPR has been designed to address the inconsistent data protection laws that currently exist throughout the EU’s member states, amongst other data protection concerns; and includes new responsibilities for data controllers and processors.

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