Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents the new legal framework of data protection law across the EU and is due to come into force on the 25 May 2018. The GDPR will supersede the Data Protection Directive (DPD), which has governed EU data protection law for over 20 years since its introduction in 1995. The DPD was implemented in the UK by the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

Central to the vision for the GDPR were the dual aims of consistency and modernity, intending to harmonise the approaches of Member States through its direct effect and providing a future proof regime to meet the current and future demands of the age of digital communication.

Much of the GDPR mirrors existing data protection law. However, there have been significant changes imposing increased risks and obligations on businesses, some of which have created significant uncertainty surrounding implementation.

This guide aims to explain the key features of the new landscape of data protection, highlighting changes from the previous law and offering practical tips for compliance.

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Goodman Derrick LLP – Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation

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