Data Protection Act 2018 – action for staff


The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA18) came into force on 25 May 2018. This new legislation underpins the UK’s data protection regime and enacts the European GDPR into UK statute.

All departments must check their consent forms, templates, policies etc to ensure all reference to the old 1998 act are replaced by the 2018 act and any consent statements are updated to reflect the provisions in the new act.

Check out the Information Governance pages on Staffnet for further advice or contact the team on

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