The Guide to the GDPR explains the provisions of the GDPR to help organisations comply with its requirements. It is for those who have day-to-day responsibility for data protection.
The GDPR forms part of the data protection regime in the UK, together with the new Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). The main provisions of this apply, like the GDPR, from 25 May 2018.
This guide refers to the DPA 2018 where it is relevant includes links to relevant sections of the GDPR itself, to other ICO guidance and to guidance produced by the EU’s Article 29 Working Party – now the European Data Protection Board (EDPB).
We intend the guide to cover the key points that organisations need to know. From now we will continue to develop new guidance and review our resources to take into account what organisations tell us they need. In the longer term we aim to publish more guidance under the umbrella of a new Guide to Data Protection, which will cover the GDPR and DPA 2018, and include law enforcement, the applied GDPR and other relevant provisions.