The General Data Protection Regulation was published on May 4, 2016 in the Official Journal of the European Union. It will become law in Europe in 20 days and UK organisations will then have 2 years to ensure that they are fully compliant with its requirements. The text is available here.

If you would like advice on how your organisation can start preparing for the new data protection legislation, please contact Tracey Wakelam at Exeter solicitors covering Devon, Cornwall and the rest of the UK.