After over four years of discussion, the new EU data protection framework has finally been adopted. It takes the form of a Regulation – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR will replace the current Directive and will be directly applicable in all Member States without the need for implementing national legislation. It will not apply until 25 May 2018. However, as it contains some onerous obligations, many of which will take time to prepare for, it will have an immediate impact.
GDPR was enforced across Europe in May 2018, this is not affected by Brexit! Organisations must move quickly to implement requirements of the GDPR. CH Digital and live-docs can help, particularly where there is legacy data.