‘Does GDPR apply to me and my business?’ is a question often asked around the General Data Protection Regulation that’s coming into effect in May 2018. The UK’s decision to leave the EU has left many UK businesses wondering what, if any, relevance GDPR now has for them. Theresa May has revealed that she will trigger Article 50 on March 29 2017, meaning that formal negotiations on Brexit will begin, so understanding where you stand in regards to GDPR is crucial for you and your organisation to be compliant under EU law.
GDPR applies to you and your business if:
Compliance with GDPR will be required irrespective of Brexit and the UK’s membership. These are the same conditions that any business operating in the EU must meet.
For UK businesses that do not process EU citizens’ data:
It is also important to remember that for the free transfer of personal data to occur between the UK and EU Member States, the UK will need to adopt either GDPR or an equivalent data protection law to meet the EC’s adequacy requirement.
However, not every organisation who controls or processes personal data is subject to GDPR. Depending on the nature of an organisation, it may be exempt from the Regulation.
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