Guidance

Data Protection Act 2018 Overview

Overview of the Data Protection Act

Documents

Data Protection Act Overview Factsheet

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Data Protection Bill Impact Assessment

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Equality Impact Assessment

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Details

Digital technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives since the last Data Protection Act was passed.

The Data Protection Act 2018 will:

  • makes our data protection laws fit for the digital age when an ever increasing amount of data is being processed

  • empowers people to take control of their data

  • supports UK businesses and organisations through this change

  • ensures that the UK is prepared for the future after we have left the EU

Published 25 May 2018