The Law Society Gazette held a roundtable discussion about GDPR recently in which I participated.
“Some of the people I’ve been speaking to are amazed that there is a Data Protection Act 1998, let alone GDPR. I explain to them that if you look back far enough, we’ve had data protection obligations in the UK since 1984. Brexit’s not going to change that. In fact, [the UK] started this after the second world war when we helped write the European Convention on Human Rights. Then, we led the way with the Data Protection Act. So those people for whom GDPR is proving to be a shock are the ones who need to be most worried.”