- Government Procurement Policy Note issued to assist UK public sector in complying with the GDPR
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- What is the background to this Procurement Policy Note (PPN)?
- What is the scope of this guidance and what is its significance for the public sector?
- What guidance does the PPN provide for contracting authorities and lawyers advising public authorities on GDPR compliant contracting?
- What documents are contained with the guidance? Could these documents suggest an imminent update to the Model Services Contract?
- Are there any grey areas to be resolved?
- What are the next steps and timescales for contracting authorities?
Information Law analysis: With new data protection legislation shortly coming into force, government buyers need to bring existing and future commercial arrangements concerning data processing into line with the changes to data privacy law. Procurement Policy Note 03/17 (PPN 03/17) addresses these changes, Isabel Teare, technology lawyer at Mills & Reeve LLP, discusses the scope of the guidance and its significance for the public sector.
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