Data Protection / Security For United Kingdom

Brief regulatory requirements of the United Kingdom Data Protection Act 2018

The Data Protection Regulation/Act (DPA) defines the rules for safeguarding personal information in the United Kingdom and allocates responsibilities to authorities and organizations for how they do so. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) oversees all aspects of data protection in the United Kingdom and establishes best practices for managing data privacy and related risks, such as security breaches.

DPA builds on frameworks in an effort to guarantee that personal information is collected, used, and disclosed in a transparent manner.


UK Government has transposed the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) into UK national law (thereby creating the “UK GDPR”).


The Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA”) remains in place as a national data protection law, and supplements the UK GDPR regime.


Article 5 of the UK GDPR in relation to this more sensitive processing data activity.


Right of access (Article 15).


Right to rectify (Article 16).


Right to erasure ('right to be forgotten) (Article 17).

Who Needs to Comply with the UK Data Protection Act 2018

Businesses and individuals that operate from the United Kingdom or collect and process the personal data of UK citizens have to comply with the UK DPA 2018.

It implies that

If you are a UK company or a UK individual, you have to comply with the UK DPA at all times, or If you are a foreign company or a foreign individual, you have to comply with the UK DPA if


It processes personal data of data subjects who are in the UK where privacy is related to your goods or services to data subjects in the UK and


monitor data subjects’ behavior within the UK.

The law does not discriminate based on company size. Every single entity or person that collects and processes other people’s data has to comply with it and meet the requirements prescribed with it.

The Trust Challenge

Key challenges in brief


Data Mapping and Inventory


Evidence of lawful destruction of data


Data Subject Rights fulfillment


“Data Minimization” requirements (storage limitation and limited collection).


Outsourcing–Third-Party Data Sharing

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