Newsflash: Data protection – changing times…

What do we already know?

We updated you in our April Newsletter Government reforms (1): Data protection – changing times… about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will replace the current EU Data Protection Directive and national data protection legislation.

We knew at this point that organisations are likely to need to comply by Spring/Summer 2018, depending on when the GDPR is published in the Official Journal of the EU.

What’s new?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) has been published in the Official Journal of the EU and will replace the current EU Data Protection Directive and apply from 25 May 2018.

Given the complexity of these changes, please do not hesitate to contact Luke Menzies at or 0117 325 0526 or any other member of the team for advice and practical guidance on how to prepare for these changes.