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October 6 2015

What You Need To Know About The Latest Regulation Changes To Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 was enacted to bring British law into line with the EU data protection directive of 1995. Since then, the rate at which technology has advanced has been astronomical, resulting in a surge of innovative ways in which businesses can commercially exploit personal data. The right to be forgotten is one of the latest changes that businesses need to contend with. What 's more, the world has become increasingly interconnected, the nature of data exchanges has become more globalised and the legislative approach across EU member states is widely acknowledged as being disjointed. In response to these changes, the European Commission has published proposals for the reform and harmonisation of EU data protection law. The regulation, a supposedly single comprehensive legal framework governing data protection, is expected to overhaul and replace existing legislation.