What is the GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ) is a new law that has come into across the European Union ( EU ).
It builds upon existing data protection laws in place in the EU, and is designed to give individuals, such as customers and employees, increased rights and transparency over their personal information by helping them understand how companies, such the Legal International Arbitration, use their data, for instance, for lawful purposes in the provision of Legal Services.
The law also gives individuals the ability to exercise their righs such as correcting or accessing their data.
When did GDPR come into effect?
The GDPR came into effect on 25 May 2018 in the UK and cross the EU and builds upon the existing UK Data Protection Act 1998.
Who is effected by the GDPR?
The GDPR applies to organisations located within the UK and EU which process personal data about individuals.
It may also apply to organisations located outside of the EU that process the personal data of EU residents in some instances.
Why has the GDPR been introduced?
With more digital advances and fundamental changes to the ways in which data can be used and shared, the GDPR attempts to modernise the law to cope with with developments in information technology.
It is intended to bring about openness and transparency between individuals and the organisations that use their data, and to ensure organisations act in an accountable and complaint matter where they process individuals' data.
In the UK Parlement is also in the process of intreducing a new law ( the UK Data Protection Act 2018 ), which will sit alongside the GDPR.
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