Friday, June 24, 2016

A member asked me about the effect of BREXIT on the GDPR, so I thought others might have the same question.  

The GDPR won’t apply in the UK after the UK leaves the EU, which will take two years or more, so that it is likely to be after the May 25, 2018 deadline for the GDPR to come into force. So there is likely to be a period of time that the UK lives under the GDPR while it is still formally in the EU, and businesses will have to prepare for that.  When it is no longer a member of the EU, and unless the UK revises its data protection law, the UK Data Privacy Act of 1998 will apply.  Pundits are speculating that the UK will make an effort to update its existing data protection law to reflect the GDPR in order to be “adequate” under it. 

Unless the entire EU crumbles before April 25, 2018, the GDPR will come into force for the countries in the EU on May 25, 2018.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


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