Will there be significant changes to Data Protection at the end of the Brexit Transition period?

It is effectively business as usual for MAPP with our current GDPR Policies, Auditing Regime, Reporting Regime and general governance.

Time flies when you are having fun and what fun we all had in 2017 and 2018 getting ready for GDPR.

Property Owners and Managers hold a huge amount of data and it is therefore comforting to know that in reality, The EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) will continue to apply to all UK organisations that process personal data from the 1st January 2021.

The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) incorporates the EU GDPR’s requirements in UK law. The UK government has issued a statutory instrument – the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 – which amends the DPA 2018 and merges it with the requirements of the EU GDPR to form a data protection regime that will work in a UK context after Brexit.

This new regime will be known as ‘the UK GDPR’.

Therefore in practice, there is very little difference between the EU GDPR and the proposed UK GDPR, so organisations that process personal data should continue to comply with the requirements of the EU GDPR

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The EU GDPR’s requirements as implemented by Parts 3 and 4 of the DPA 2018 will continue to apply for law enforcement and intelligence purposes.

Read the Independent Commissioners Office (ICO) five steps here.

The EU GDPR will still apply to any organisations in Europe who send data to MAPP, so we will work with our European Clients to find a process that works and fulfills the requirements of both regimes.

MAPP will continue to follow existing guidance on the UK GDPR and will liaise with the Independent Commissioners Office (ICO) for any developments in guidance during the remainder of and after the transition period has ended.

For further guidance and FAQs please follow this link.