GDPR: a quick start guide

We look at how UK organisations can prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation

On 28 May 2018 the EU’s ambitious General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, with the aim of strengthening data privacy and protection for all EU citizens.

The regulation puts individuals firmly back in charge of their personal information and what happens to it. It will fundamentally affect any organisation that stores, processes or handles the personal data of EU citizens – irrespective of that organisation’s size or where in the world it’s based.

From sole traders working at home to giant multinational corporations, no one (except law enforcement and intelligence agencies) is exempt. But how well-prepared is the UK?

The regulation is the most far-reaching change to data protection in a generation.

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