By BigBrotherWatch: On May 25th 2018 the
biggest change to our data protection law in 20 years will kick in.
The General Data Protection Regulation, better known by its acronym
GDPR will be its replacement.
The GDPR will expand and extend the current data protection
requirements for anyone processing personal data and will give you, the
data subject, a raft of rights to put you a little more in control of
when, how and why your data should be used.
The GDPR will apply to every EU Member State, every EU citizen and
any organisation which provides a service or goods to an EU citizen.
Regardless of Brexit, the UK will be formally enacting and applying
GDPR next May. It is anticipated that in the post Brexit landscape it
will find itself a part of the Great Repeal Bill, any changes which were
to be made to the Regulation at that point would have to ensure the UKs
adequacy in terms of data protection. But that is some way off. For
now, simply learning what the GDPR is will be a good start.