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Not just box ticking

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will mark a wide-reaching and significant shift in the way organisations protect personal data when it comes into effect in May 2018.

Not only does the regulation apply to all EU data controllers and processors, it also applies to organisations outside the EU that deal with EU residents' personal data. Moreover, the government has confirmed the UK will adopt the regulation irrespective of Brexit.

Under the GDPR, data subjects have a number of new rights, including the right to judicial remedy against organisations that have infringed their rights (Article 79).

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