• Chia Brewin
  • 31 May 2016

The EU General Data Protection Regulation: What will change and what it means

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. After four years of preparation and debate the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016 and will be directly application in all member states from May 2018 – at which time those not complying will face heavy fines.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy, and to reshape the way organisations across the region approach data privacy.

This report outlines the key changes to data protection laws, and explains the penalties of non-conformance.


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Data is a key driver in business intelligence and decision making. But along with the advantages that data brings to an organisation, what are the moral and legal risks in collecting, using and storing it?

Data protection in the workplace is an introductory level eLearning course designed to introduce people who work with data to the key principles of the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the practical steps that can be taken to ensure compliance.

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