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The General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (EU GDPR) became directly applicable and fully enforceable in all EU Member States from 25 May 2018. It introduced substantial amendments to EU data protection law and, in the UK, it replaced the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) and Directive 95/46/EC (the Data Protection Directive).
On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period, during which it continued to be subject to EU law. The EU GDPR regime was applicable under UK law until the end of the implementation period (11 pm UK time on 31 December 2020) and remains applicable in the EEA.
The Retained General Data Protection Regulation, Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (UK GDPR) regime is applicable under UK law from the end of the implementation period. The UK GDPR is heavily derived from the EU GDPR and generally the terms and core concepts used in the UK GDPR have the same meaning as they do in the EU GDPR, although there are a number of key detailed differences between the two regimes. In summary, in a similar manner to the EU GDPR, the UK GDPR applies to the processing of personal data and provides rights to those data subjects whose data is processed, and imposes obligations on both controllers and processors of the personal data. Where there
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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.You should also consider if the proceedings will be
What is a company's constitution?A company’s 'constitution' is defined under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) as including:•the company’s articles of association, and•any resolutions and agreements affecting a company’s constitutionThe CA 2006 definition of 'constitution' is not exhaustive and also
BREXIT: UK is leaving EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance on the impact of Brexit on e-money requirements, see Practice Note: Impact of Brexit: Payment services and electronic money directives—quick
Source of the doctrine of the separation of powersThe origins of the doctrine are often traced to John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government (1689), in which he identified the 'executive' and 'legislative' powers as needing to be separate.‘… it may be too great a temptation to human frailty, apt to
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