Changes to the Data Protection Act - GDPR

The Data Protection Act 1998 is changing; its replacement is called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The new regulation will extend the rights of the individual and ensure legislation matches the ever changing technology around us.  The GDPR comes into effect on 25th May 2018 and isn't affected by our decision to leave the EU.

Some of the changes under the GDPR include:

New rights for data subjects

Changes to consent

Increased fines for data breaches

Data Protection Officers

Mandatory breach notification

Privacy by design

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Our Data Protection Officer is James Eaglesfield (01332) 591762
Our Deputy Data Protection Officer is Helen Rishworth (01332) 591954