What's it all about?

The new legislation, known formally as the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), revokes a previous EU directive and the Data Protection Act 1998 and it comes into force fully on 25th May 2018.

 The GDPR sets out the rules for the processing of a person's data with a view to protecting their rights and freedoms, as well as setting the requirements for the movement of this data. The GDPR is overseen by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).