May 9, 2018 9:53 am

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The UK is updating its data protection legislation and it will come into force on 25 May 2018. The new laws aim to update current data protection legislation including the Data Protection Act 1998, increase the privacy protection of all UK and EU citizens and reduce the risk of data breaches. It will apply to all public and private organisations processing personal data.

Established key principles of data privacy will remain relevant in the new data protection laws but there are also changes that will affect commercial arrangements, both new and existing, with suppliers.

The new General Data Protection Regulation 2018 ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR), which forms part of the new data protection legislation, specifies that any processing of personal data, by a data processor, should be governed by a contract with certain provisions included.

All ESF projects and partners should check Annex A: Q&A Briefing on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ESF to find out more about what action they will need to take.

Projects will need to comply with new GDPR regulations / requirements from 25 May 2018 and should, in the first instance, refer to Annex A: Q&A briefing for further details.