Tuesday, 22 May 2018

GDPR comes on 25th May

GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.  The Regulation will be applicable as of May 25th, 2018 in all member states to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe.

The GDPR has direct effect across all EU member states and, as such, would apply in the UK without the need for additional legislation.   Nevertheless,
at the time of writing, a Data Protection Bill has almost completed its passage through the UK Parliament.*  The Bill goes beyond just dealing with GDPR and this point is helpfully explained by the Information Commissioner's Office - HERE.  For instance, the EU Data Protection Directive 2016/680 (Law Enforcement Directive) is being transposed into domestic UK law. The Directive complements the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Part 3 of the Bill sets out the requirements for the processing of personal data for criminal ‘law enforcement purposes.'

GDPR - Here you can find the official PDF of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) as a neatly arranged website. All Articles of the GDPR are linked with suitable recitals.

* Data Protection Act from 23rd May 2018.

Information Commissioner's Office:

Guide to the GDPR

Making Data Protection your business - Your customers and employees need to be able to trust you with their personal information or, as the law calls it, their personal data.

GDPR and Charities

Small Organisations


This piece from "Club and Coach" is also useful in relation to applying GDPR in the setting of a club.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this blog. I think GDPR is a new set of rules designed to give EU citizens more control over their personal data. It aims to simplify the regulatory environment for business so both citizens and businesses in the European Union can fully benefit from the digital economy.