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This web page will keep you up to date with the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will fundamentally change the way that data protection is regulated in the UK.

The law in relation to data protection is changing across Europe. In 2018 the EU General Data Protection Regulation will come info force and will have direct effect in every European country. This is the biggest change in relation to data protection regulation in the UK since 2000 when the Data Protection Act 1998 came into force. The GDPR will replace the 1998 Act and the EU Directive 95/46/EC.


  Timetable


 

  Date


Event


  25 May 2018

 
GDPR will come into force. 

 
  4 May 2016


Final text of Regulation 2016/679 published 


  14 April 2016


Final text approved by EU Parliament


  17 December 2015


Text of the GDPR approved by the Civil Liberties Committee (Press Release)


  15 December 2015


The text of the EU GDPR was finalised and can be found here


  15 June 2015


Member states approved their negotiated position 


  12 March 2014


The Parliament confirmed the final position 


  21 October 2013 


The Civil Liberties Committee adopted its position on the Regulation which would form the basis for the negotiations with the member states.


  January 2012


First proposal for reform were published. 





 


  General Guidance / Blogs


 
6 December 2016

The GDPR is coming! You now have 18 months to comply!

Now that we seem to have confirmation from the Government that the GDPR will come into force in the UK on 25 May 2018, it is time to provide you with more information.

17 March 2016

Back to Basics

Reading the text of the General Data Protection Regulation has given me the chance to remember how useful it is to go back to reading the basic legal text and background material to legislation, specifically the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and the European Directive as well as the shiny new Regulation.

08 February 2016

Personal Data Breaches and Enforcement under the #GDPR

One of the headline grabbing features of the new data protection regime that is likely to be in place by mid-2018 are the maximum fines that the ICO will be able to impose. ‘Administrative fines’ of up to €20,000,000 or 4% of global turnover will be available for certain infringements, with less serious infringements attracting fines of up €10,000,000 or 2% of global turnover.

05 January 2016

Data Protection 2016: NOW is the time to start considering compliance

The first of a monthly series of blogs throughout 2016 on this important topic.


  Contact


 
To discuss how to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 or the General Data Protection Regulation, please contact Paul MotionLaura Irvine or Lindsay Urquhart on T: 0131 222 2939 E: datadefence@bto.co.uk

 

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