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General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Act (GDPR) will become effective on 25th May 2018 and will place more liability on data controllers to ensure appropriate security of their data. The definition is broadly the same as the Data Protection Act 1998, but incorporates new guidelines for data controllers such as a shorter response time to Subject Access Requests for the individuals 'right to be forgotten'. There are steps to take for orgainsations to be compliant with GDPR before 25th May 2018. After this date The Data Protection Act 2018 will replace the old Data Protection Act 1998.

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