On the 25th May 2018 the new Data Protection Act 2018, which is based on the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 in its entirety. It replaces the existing Data Protection Laws to make them fit for the digital age in which ever increasing personal data is being processed.
The Act sets new standards for protecting personal data. Gives people more control over the use of their data and assists in the preparation for a future outside of the EU.
There are 4 main matters provided for, these are:
·General Data Processing
·Law Enforcement Data processing
·Data Processing for National Security Purposes
All of the above need to be set in the context of international, national and local data processing systems which are increasingly dependent upon internet usage for exchange and transit of data. The UK must lock into international data protection arrangements, systems and processes and this Act updates and reinforces the mechanism to enable this to take place.
Care and Support Solutions fully support the new regulations and you can read our Privacy Notice here which deals with the way our website works.