• The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • GDPR replaces both the EU’s Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) and the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

  • GDPR controls how personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the Government.

  • The Data Protection Authority (DPA) in the UK is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and it has confirmed that GDPR will almost certainly apply to the UK following Brexit as it will be required in any circumstances where a UK firm shares or processes data with a partner or client in the EU.

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