The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has provided preliminary guidance on the steps that UK businesses can take now to prepare for the forthcoming reforms to the European data protection legislation. The ICO anticipates that the Regulation will be adopted around June 2016 meaning that it will be in force from the latter half of 2018. The ICO recommends that businesses ensure they are compliant with the current legislation now and to start considering the impact to their line of business of the proposed legislation to ensure that they are prepared.

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