What is the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)?
The GDPR is a regulation that will become applicable from 25th May 2018. Its intention is to strengthen data protection for individuals across the European Union. The Data Protection Bill will become law when enacted as the Data Protection Act 2017 and will bring provisions of the GDPR in to UK law and establish continuity of the GDPR in the UK post Brexit. The Data Protection Act 1998 will be repealed.
Compliance is essential as fines under the GDPR are up to a maximum of 20 million Euro or 4% of turnover.
The GDPR strengthens the controls that organisations (data controllers) are required to have in place over the processing of personal data, including pseudonymised data.
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