DATA PROTECTION BILL 2017-19 RECEIVES ROYAL ASSENT

The Data Protection Bill 2017-19 received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018 and is now the Data Protection Act 2018.  This implements the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with effect from 25th May 2018.  The Data Protection Act 1998 has been repealed and replaced by the Data Protection Act 2018.

The Information Commissioner’s Office has now published various sets of guidance in relation to matters such as when it remains appropriate to rely on consent in relation to processing personal data, including implied consent and suggested periods for renewing consent, and also in relation to some of the individual rights, including the right of access and the right to object.