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Data & Privacy: 8 key ways to prepare for GDPR

22 March 2017

Significant changes are coming to data privacy regulation. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will directly apply to all European Union member states from 25 May 2018, which at that time will still include the UK.

Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner has said: “I acknowledge that there may still be questions about how the GDPR would work on the UK leaving the EU but this should not distract us from the important task of compliance with the GDPR by 2018"

Even once the UK has withdrawn from the EU, the UK must still offer ‘adequate protection’ by EU standards to avoid being designated as inadequate in terms of the level of protection afforded to personal data – and to ensure that international data flows between the UK and the rest of Europe continue to be lawful.

In any event if you have operations in the rest of Europe or you offer goods or services in other European Member States, you will, need to comply with the GDPR.

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