The Data Protection Act 2018 supplements the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which, as an EU Regulation (2016/679), had full effect in UK law.
GDPR replaced both the EU’s Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) and the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).
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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