General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Information on the new guidelines starting in May.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018.  The government has confirmed that the UK's decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.

The GDPR applies to:

  • Personal Data
  • Sensitive Personal Data

The ICO is committed to assisting businesses and public bodies to prepare to meet the requirements of the GDPR ahead of May 2018 and beyond and have a dedicated section on their website that gives further information to ensure businesses remain compliant and are ready for when the reforms come into force on 25 May 2018.