The European General Data Protection Regulation
In May 2018 the European Union will launch the largest shakeup of data protection legislation since the Data Protection Act (DPA) came into force in 1998.
That’s when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. Unlike the DPA before it, which was a Directive, the GDPR is a Regulation. The difference is that Directives have to be individually made law by member states, which buys you a bit of time (the DPA took an extra year to become UK law), while Directives like the GDPR are legally binding immediately. Continue reading