From 25 May 2018, the main law on collecting and processing personal data is the General Data Protection Regulation, which effectively replaces the Data Protection Act 1998.
In the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/419), the UK Government confirmed that, following the decision to leave the EU, the “UK GDPR” means Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (the General Data Protection Regulation), as amended by SI 2019/214.
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