The Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR

Key Points

  • A summary of the progress of the Data Protection Bill /Act 2018 (DPB/DPA)
  • The Data Protection Act 1998 is repealed.
  • The European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) becomes directly effective in the UK on  May 25th 2018
  • The Data Protection Act 2018 complements the GDPR
  • This law card explains how the DPA and the GDPR work together and to what extent, in the context of the employment relationship, these represent changes to the regime under the DPA 1998
  • It also sets out a brief summary of the practical key points and steps for employers to take
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