How did your organisation react to the changes that Brexit brought for the individuals in the UK the EU GDPR ceased to protect them? For business, although the UK GDPR was a close copy of its neighbouring legislation it required many changes from the 1st of January 2021.
Let’s start by understanding what the GDPR is?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is among the toughest security and privacy laws in the world. Even though it was passed and drafted by the European Union (EU), organisations all over the world are imposed to abide by obligations as long as they were collecting or targeting data connected to people from the EU.
However, after Brexit when the transition period ended, the EU GDPR was no longer applicable in the UK. In the UK, it’s the Data Protection Act 2018 that controls the usage of personal information by businesses, organisations, or the government. It can be considered the UK’s implementation of the GDPR. Anyone who is using personal data is required to follow ‘data protection principles. Read on to learn more about the UK DPA 2018.
Why should you care about the UK DPA 2018?
As per the DPA 2018, all the companies have to follow the ‘data protection policies, which require the information to be used transparently, lawfully, and fairly. Companies can use this information for explicit, specified purposes in a way that is relevant, adequate, and limited to what is necessary. They are also responsible for keeping the