The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The UK remains a member of the European Union until we leave and the full rights and obligations of membership will apply until then, which includes an obligation to implement the GDPR.
As the GDPR is a regulation, there is limited scope for flexibility in its application. However the UK pressed hard throughout negotiations to ensure that the GDPR does not place unnecessary burdens on businss. There are also derogations (exemptions) within the GDPR where the UK can exercise discretion over how certain provisions will apply.
For all derogations, stakeholders are encouraged to submit their views through the online ‘Call for Views’. This exercise will capture views on the flexibilities permitted within the GDPR. This consultation approach is an opportunity to inform our derogations policy and is complemented by discussions we are already having with a range stakeholders.
Please complete the call for views online survey here which closes midday on 10th May.
Please note BCS will not formally respond to this survey; however we encourage all our members with views to complete.