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29/05/2018by Katie Bray

Data Protection Bill

On 23 May 2018, the Data Protection Bill 2017-19 received Royal Assent to become the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). The DPA 2018 ensures that the standards set out in the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR) have effect in the UK. The GDPR will be directly applicable in all EU member states, including the UK until it leaves the EU, with effect from 25 May 2018. Many of us will be familiar with the Data Protection Act 1998 as the primary piece of data protection legislation in the UK but this is now replaced with the DPA 2018.  For further advice on the DPA 2018 or other information governance issues please contact 0333 013 2305.

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