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GDPR – No Notification Fees, But UK Regulator to Implement New “Data Protection” Fees

Although the GDPR does not include a requirement for data controllers to notify national regulators, the draft Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 currently before the UK Parliament set out a new model for funding the data protection work of the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, which requires national notifications to continue. The new structure for data controllers will come into effect on 25 May 2018 to coincide with the General Data Protection Regulation becoming effective. Until then, organisations are legally required to pay the current notification fee, unless they are exempt. The ICO has also published a Guide to the Data Protection Fee to help organisations work out what fee, if any, they are likely to need to pay under the new regime.

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An Update on Brexit and the Implications for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Practices: Privacy & Cybersecurity, Privacy & Cybersecurity Advisory, Incident Response and Preparedness, Regulatory Enforcement & Civil Litigation

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Following the “Leave” result of the United Kingdom’s referendum on its membership in the European Union, there has been uncertainty regarding the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to come into effect on 25 May 2018. Our report on the GDPR explains the key changes to Data Protection Law.

On 24 October 2016, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley MP, confirmed that the UK will still be in the EU in 2018 and will be opting-in to the GDPR. As a result, businesses collecting or using personal data while providing goods or services in the EU of EU data subjects will be subject to the new regulations.

The UK’s data protection authority, The Information Commissioner’s Office, supports this stance taken by the government and has confirmed it will issue a statement in the next month setting out a timeline for publishing its guidance on the GDPR in the upcoming months.

Both the ICO and UK government have reiterated the necessity of complying with the GDPR. In light of the increased scope of fines for non-compliance with the GDPR, it is imperative that businesses assess the steps they need to take to ensure compliance by May 2018.

For more information regarding the GDPR and its potential impact, please contact Ropes & Gray’s leading privacy & data security team.

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