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New rules relating to how we collect and process personal data - the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - will come into effect in the UK from 25 May 2018.
The GDPR is Europe's new framework for data protection laws. It replaces the previous 1995 data protection directive, which current UK law is based upon.
The new regulation starts on 25 May 2018. It will be enforced by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
The Government has confirmed that the UK's decision to leave the European Union will not alter this.
Many of the GDPR’s main concepts and principles are much the same as those in the current Data Protection Act (DPA). If you are complying properly with the current law then most of your approach to compliance will remain valid under the GDPR and can be the starting point to build from. However, there are new elements and significant enhancements, so you will have to do some things for the first time and some things differently.
(Source: LGA - www.local.gov.uk/our-support/general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr)
Please be advised that due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the majority of our staff are now working from home. The best way to get in contact with us is via email, either to firstname.lastname@example.org or direct to the staff member you require. We will also be asking clients to use our online portal for sending/ receiving/ signing documents in place of postal services where possible.