[INFOGRAPHIC] GDPR Quick Facts: What changes are in store
25 September 2017
The official start of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now just nine months away. This new regulation, which has been four years in the making, will standardise and strengthen data protection across the EU and provide individuals with a greater say in how companies can use their data.
Although Britain has formally begun the process of leaving the EU, UK businesses will still need to prepare for the start of GDPR. This is because this regulation applies to anyone who processes personal data belonging to EU citizen – regardless of whether the business itself is based in the UK.
The implementation of GDPR will result in marked changes to data protection law, including how companies process data, how they obtain consent and how they secure and store that personal data. Below we have outlined 8 key changes GDPR will bring in which businesses should be aware of.