Following the "Leave" result of the United
Kingdom's referendum on its membership in the European Union,
there has been uncertainty regarding the implementation of the
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to come into effect
on 25 May 2018.
Our report on the GDPR explains the key changes to Data
On 24 October 2016, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media
and Sport, Karen Bradley MP, confirmed that the UK will still be in
the EU in 2018 and will be opting-in to the GDPR. As a result,
businesses collecting or using personal data while providing goods
or services in the EU of EU data subjects will be subject to the
The UK's data protection authority, The Information
Commissioner's Office, supports this stance taken by the
government and has confirmed it will issue a statement in the next
month setting out a timeline for publishing its guidance on the
GDPR in the upcoming months.
Both the ICO and UK government have reiterated the necessity of
complying with the GDPR. In light of the increased scope of fines
for non-compliance with the GDPR, it is imperative that businesses
assess the steps they need to take to ensure compliance by May
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The fourth and final part of our mini-series on the draft ICO guidance on Consent, published on 2 March 2017, focuses on the practical impact the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will have on how your organisation records and manages consent.
In light of the much anticipated ICO draft GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) Consent Guidance being published yesterday, 2 March 2017, we will be running a mini-series on the guidelines under consultation and the impact the GDPR will have on the much vexed position of consent and the impact on your business.
The first of our four discussions on the ICO guidelines for Consent will focus on the meaning of consent under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and how this change enhances the previous law on consent to data processing.
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