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Are there any government approved standard GDPR compliant data processing clauses for use by public authorities?

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Published on LexisPSL on 29/01/2018

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  • Are there any government approved standard GDPR compliant data processing clauses for use by public authorities?
  • Background
  • In-scope organisations
  • Generic standard General Data Protection Regulation clauses

The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the GDPR, will replace Directive 95/46/EC, Data Protection Directive and all implementing data protection legislation in EU Member States, including the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) from 25 May 2018. The GDPR will be directly applicable in all Member States without the need for implementing national legislation. See Practice Note: Introduction to the EU GDPR and UK GDPR.

This Q&A considers the generic standard GDPR clauses found in Annex A, Part 1 of the Procurement Policy Note—Changes to Data Protection Legislation & General Data Protection Regulation (PPN 03/17) issued by the Crown Commercial Service.

Background

In December 2017, the Crown Commercial Service publ

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