Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR

The Data Protection Act 2018 achieved Royal Assent on 23 May 2018. It implements the government's manifesto commitment to update the UK’s data protection laws.

The Data Protection Act 1998 served us well and placed the UK at the front of global data protection standards. The 2018 Act modernises data protection laws in the UK to make them fit-for-purpose for our increasingly digital economy and society.

As part of this the 2018 Act applies the EU’s GDPR standards, preparing Britain for Brexit. By having strong data protection laws and appropriate safeguards, businesses will be able to operate across international borders. This ultimately underpins global trade and having unhindered data flows is essential to the UK in forging its own path as an ambitious trading partner. We have ensured that modern, innovative uses of data can continue while at the same time strengthening the control and protection individuals have over their data.

The club expects to be largely unaffected by this regulation, but it does hold personal data and there are actions the committee is taking to ensure compliance.

If you are interested in what is happening, then please email gdpr@berwickbridgeclub.co.uk.

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