GDPR Blogs


Progress for new UK Data Protection Bill

The UK Data Protection Bill, published on 14 September 2017, will make its way through Parliament over the Autumn. The new Data Protection Act, will replace the current national legislation, implement the standards of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR across all general data processing and set out how the UK will use the national flexibilities under the GDPR to make modifications to the data protection framework.  

You can keep up to date and view progress on the Data Protection Bill here 

Data protection reform is coming - are you ready?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect from May 2018 and signals a new era for data protection.

The high-profile Regulation will apply in all EU Member States without the need for further national legislation.

The GDPR is far-reaching. Even after Brexit, it will apply to any organisations in the UK (or elsewhere in the world) dealing with data that relates to EU residents.

Organisations that monitor, store or analyse personal data will face more onerous obligations than ever before, so it is essential to act now in order to comply by May 2018. Failure to do so could attract significant fines.

MRS has a comprehensive suite of materials to help your organisation understand and comply with the GDPR, plus you can keep up to date with the latest developments on Twitter @fairdata

Is GDPR still relevant after Brexit?

The GDPR will be far-reaching and apply to any organisations in the UK or elsewhere in the world dealing with personal data that relates to EU residents.

The UK's data protection authority, the Information Commissioner's Office, has stressed that data protection reforms in the UK will continue to be influenced by EU regulations, both leading up to and after the UK's exit from the EU.

The precise nature of a post-Brexit UK-EU relationship will, of course, be a critical influence on how closely the UK follows the letter and spirit of the GDPR. Keep up to date with developments on MRS - Fair Data Twitter feed @fairdata.