GDPR is here


IT would be hard to miss the news that the GDPR is now upon us as of 25 May.

The European-wide General Data Protection Regulation is a comprehensive overhaul of existing data protection law, which hasn’t been updated since the Data Protection Act (DPA) came into being in 1998.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has described it as the “biggest change to data protection law in a generation”. Everyone who processes ‘personal data’ should be aware of the new law and of its likely impact.

MDDUS has produced helpful guidance for members which can be accessed in our ‘GP risk toolbox’ and ‘Dental risk toolbox’. These resources can be found in the Training & CPD section of (login required).

The ICO has also produced comprehensive guidance on the new GDPR.

This page was correct at the time of publication. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.

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