Why Brexit won’t save you from the General Data Protection Regulation…
it’s come as a surprise to many but, on 24th June it was announced that the United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union. However, leaving the EU doesn’t mean the end of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
As a UK-registered company you’ll have heard about the new data protection rules which will start being enforced by the European Union in 2018. With Brexit now a reality it’s important that the impact of these regulations is understood:
- We won’t officially leave the EU until Article 50 has been triggered, it will then take a minimum of 2 years after that to officially leave.
- The GDPR was agreed in December 2015 and will become enforceable by 2018.
- The EU’s data protection rules will affect every entity that holds or uses European personal data both inside and outside of Europe..
- It’s extremely likely that the UK will enforce its own Data Protection Regulation that will be very similar, perhaps even identical, to the EU regulations.