The GDPR for pensions lawyers
The GDPR for pensions lawyers

The following Pensions practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • The GDPR for pensions lawyers
  • The data protection framework from 25 May 2018
  • GDPR and Brexit
  • Key themes of the GDPR
  • Changes made by the GDPR
  • GDPR Principles
  • GDPR guidance and other materials
  • ICO guidance
  • Guidelines from the Article 29 Working Party
  • Terminology
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: Brexit and IP completion day—the implications for pensions.

This Practice Note provides an overview of the key provisions and requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) and highlights particular issues of relevance to pension lawyers.

For information on common issues which arise regarding the application of the GDPR in a pensions context, see Practice Note: GDPR—FAQs for pensions.

For information on steps which trustees and employers would have had to take to prepare for the GDPR, see Practice Note: The General Data Protection Regulation—action for pension trustees and employers.

The data protection framework from 25 May 2018

The GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018 replacing, and building on, the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC on which the UK's Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) was based. For information on the data protection framework before 25 May 2018, see Practice Note: The Data Protection

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