GDPR - The Background

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable across EU Member States on 25 May 2018, signalling the start of a new era for data protection.

A historic achievement, the GDPR overhauls the data protection rules across the EU in a manner designed to fit with the demands of the digital world. 
It strengthens individual rights and also places greater obligations on all those processing data of EU residents, including researchers of all types and sizes. 

The Regulation, together with the Data Protection Act 2018, is enforced by the Information Commissioners Office.

We have 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

  • Become a Fair Data company. Fair Data is an accreditation trust mark that allows companies to showcase best practice in data protection to show you are GDPR compliant.
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  • Book the MRS training course Data Privacy and Research

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