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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


Post GDPR and ‘Soft Opt-In’ For Marketing

17 August 2017

The definition of consent is changing significantly under the GDPR and from 25 May 2018 it will be very difficult to obtain valid consent. In addition, you can only rely on consent obtained prior to 25 May 2018 if it is GDPR compliant. What will valid consent look like under the GDPR?

GDPR Updates: A Little Bit of Certainty

08 August 2017

The Government published its Statement of Intent today in relation to the new Data Protection Bill anticipated in September 2017. This had been mentioned by the Queen, no less, in her speech following the 2017 General Election. This was also published taking into account the views expressed by those responding to the consultation exercise which took place earlier this year identifying the areas where the UK Government can derogate from the provisions in the GDPR.

Top Ten GDPR Facts Businesses Need to Think About Now

06 July 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have direct effect throughout Europe from 25 May 2018. The UK will still be in Europe at that time. The Government has confirmed that UK businesses will need to comply.

Where are we with GDPR Certainty?

13 June 2017

There is less than year to go until the GDPR is enforced throughout Europe and the guidance is coming thick and fast.

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

6 December 2016

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.

Back to Basics

17 March 2016

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.

Personal Data Breaches and Enforcement under the #GDPR

08 February 2016

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.

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

05 January 2016

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 Motion or Laura Irvine on T: 0131 222 2939 E: datadefence@bto.co.uk

 

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