An article from: Neil Ford, IT Governance, May 4th 2016
“A new data protection law that will have a huge impact on businesses in the UK was approved by the European Parliament last month. As we count down to the UK’s EU referendum in June, however, it seems that many companies are reluctant to do anything about their new obligations yet, believing that if the Leave campaign is victorious, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) won’t apply.
This is a mistake.
The GDPR doesn’t care where data’s held – it cares whose data it is. So, whether we’re in or out of Europe, the GDPR is something we in the UK need to address. And we need to start that process now.” – Neil Ford, IT Governance, May 4th 2016
This great piece from Neil Ford at IT governance provides a very interesting perspective on the debate surrounding GDPR applicability in light of the EU referendum.
Of particular note is their inclusion of a statement made by Jean-Claude Piris of the Centre for European Reform which emphasises the risk of a regulatory vacuum once the process of Brexit gets underway early next year.