It’s been 1 month since GDPR – What’s changed?

GDPR has been one of the most talked about events of 2018 so far, and with only one month having passed after its implementation, our inboxes are already flooded with privacy update emails.

For those ones are still not quite sure of what it means, GDPR aims to bring data protection rules more in line with modern day practices. It ensures that individuals, like yourself, possess full knowledge of how their data is being used, and raise any complaints, even if they are not in the country where its located.

During this first month, several companies have been investigated regarding breaches as well as their data protection processes. If indeed they are proved to have failed, these companies will suffer heavy fines of up to 4% of their worldwide profits.

So, what’s new?

Alongside GDPR, on the 25th May, the new Data Protection Act 2018 came into force. The two pieces of legislation are different from each other and need to be read side by side, as DPA is wider than GDPR.

What is the difference between the two?

The DPA 2018 covers some of the GDPR’s limitations. It consists of a broader view on topics like national security, several processes that don’t fall within EU law – e.g. immigration, making provisions for how GDPR applies in each country. In this Data Protection Act the guidelines for ICO’s duties, functions, powers and the enforcement provisions, are also stated.

With this in mind, for a full compliance it is imperative that organisations retain a deep understanding of what it is legally required, as well as being able to fully comprehend and read both pieces of legislation.

For that reason, Understanding ModernGov has designed a highly practical and informative one-day course that through best practice examples will help you to gain an indispensable information governance toolkit.

In this CPD certified training course, Understanding Data Protection, taking place in Central London on Thursday 13th September, you are guaranteed to leave the day confidant that you will be able to implement robust data protection processes. So, don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity as there is limited spaces to ensure highly personal feedback, and maximizing learning outcomes.

Get involved in the conversation!

Do you have any top tips for good data protection processes? Or any experience you would like to share?

We’d love to hear from you. You can tweet us using #UMGTraining @UModernGov.

If you would like to discuss any of the details you have read in this blog; including Understanding Data Protection on Thursday 13th September, please contact us on 0800 542 9440 or email

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Contact our In-house training team on or call 0800 542 9414 to find out more.