24 May, 2018
Today, the Queen gave Royal Assent to the Data Protection Act 2018, which was first announced in the Queen's Speech on the 21st June 2017. The new act comes into effect on Friday 25 May 2018.
The previous legislation - the Data Protection Act 1998, has served us well and placed the UK at the front of global data protection standards. In its place, the Data Protection Act 2018 modernises the protection of personal data in the UK in a way properly addresses our increasingly digital economy and society. The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, blogged and tweeted earlier today, this is a data protection law that is built to last.
This Act has a number of purposes:
Watch this space for updates on when the new ePrivacy Regulation will come into force to replace PECR.
By Dan Crayford
For further information or advice on GDPR or data protection contact Dan.Crayford@forbessolicitors.co.uk in the Commercial team or Sarah.Wilkinson@forbessolicitors.co.uk or on 01254 662831 in the Insurance team.