The following Information Law practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This Practice Note introduces the UK’s Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018).
For higher-level introductions to data protection law in the UK, see Practice Note: Data protection law—new starter guide. The Data protection toolkit collates further general guidance on data protection and is a recommended starting point for research.
In summary, the DPA 2018 itself currently governs:
the processing of personal data within the scope of the UK GDPR regime, supplementing the core provisions set out in the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation, Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (UK GDPR), including additional provisions relating to:
lawful basis for processing
processing special categories of personal data and criminal offence data
credit reference agencies
automated decision-making authorised by law
accreditation of certification providers
certain contractual terms relating to health records
exemptions from generally applicable obligations under the UK GDPR regime
specific laws relating to children’s consent in Scotland
transitional changes following Brexit
the processing of personal data by competent authorities for law enforcement purposes (The DPA 2018, Pt 3 contains a specific regime that is separate from the UK GDPR), and
the processing of personal data by the intelligence services (The DPA 2018, Pt 4 contains a further specific regime that is separate from the UK GDPR)
The DPA 2018 also:
contains a number of key provisions relating to the Information Commissioner’s powers, funding
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