The final text of the EU data protection regulation has now been published, and will take direct effect in EU countries from 25 May 2018. Although that might sound like a long time away, our recent research shows that it often takes over two years to implement a full data strategy. The UK regulator has already been urging business to start preparing for the new law as soon as possible, and we can expect to see further guidance from all the national regulators in the coming months.

For details of the new law, click here.