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Brexit does not spell the end of the GDPR

Published on 08 February 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) is due to become law on 25 May 2018. As this will be before “Brexit” (Britain’s exit from the EU) takes effect, the GDPR will apply in the UK from that date.

Whether or not the GDPR will remain a part of UK law will depend on the path of the Brexit negotiations. A post-Brexit UK government may wish to avoid implementing some of the more onerous parts of the GDPR, if possible.