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EU GDPR: A Pocket Guide, School's edition by Alan Calder

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CHAPTER 3: THE REGULATION

The GDPR was adopted by the EU Council and Parliament in April 2016, and took effect in every EU member state in May 2018. The GDPR is a long document, setting out requirements for organisations and for Member States, and making provision for an EU Data Protection Board. This chapter aims to provide a quick overview of the key points that you need to be aware of in order to comply.

The full text of the GDPR can be found on the EUR-Lex database (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/) in every language of the European Union.24 For organisations in the UK, the ICO shares extensive information and guidance about the GDPR, providing a centralised source of information on how the Regulation is applied in the UK. This is available at: ...

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