LET’S RECAP: THE UK AND GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR for short) is Europe’s framework for data protection laws, which came into effect in the UK back in May 2018. Many of the GDPR concepts and principles are very much the same to the current Data Protection Act (PDA) in place in the UK.
Following the exit from the EU, the UK regained full autonomy over its data protection rules and with this, the UK GDPR Act has become the main piece of legislation. This is additional to the 2018 Data Protection Act and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR). The UK GDPR Act is essentially the same as the EU version, but the terminology has been slightly amended to work with UK law.