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Government Confirms GDPR Will Be Implemented Despite Brexit

Posted in : NI on 1 November 2016
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The government has now confirmed that the UK will be implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The Secretary of State Karen Bradley MP used her appearance before the Culture, Media and Sports Select Committee to say:

“We will be members of the EU in 2018 and therefore it would be expected and quite normal for us to opt into the GDPR and then look later at how best we might be able to help British business with data protection while maintaining high levels of protection for members of the public.”

Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner, has written a blog on what the GDPR means for UK organisations:

Within the next month, the ICO will publish a revised timeline setting out what areas of guidance it will be prioritising over the next six months.

Legal-Island's Annual Data Protection Update, in association with Pinsent Masons LLP, will take place on 25th May 2017, giving you exactly one year to get your house in order. That's why we've called it 'Ensuring Your Organisation is GDPR-Ready'. Save the date - 25th May 2017 - and we'll publish the final programme very soon. 

This article is correct at 01/11/2016
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