23rd June 2016 promises to be a historic day for the United Kingdom. Whichever way you choose to vote in the EU referendum, either to remain a member or leave, the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not likely to be affected, the DMA has explained.
To summarise; if we, as a nation, choose to stay in the EU we will have to adhere to the GDPR, and now is the time to start getting your ducks in a row if you haven’t already. If we choose to leave, then we’ll need to draw up a trade agreement in order to continue trading as we currently do. This is likely going to insist on the UK data protection legislation being equivalent to the GDPR.
“GDPR will affect the UK no matter what but it comes back to having a sensible interpretation and application of the law. There needs to be a balance between the interest for companies using the data and the interests of the consumers” – Rich Davies, Head of Data Cleansing at Data8.
To ensure your ducks are in a row you can start with a Data Quality Report. This highlights how good your data really is and what you can do to improve it.