Less than two days before the General Data Protection Regulation enters into force on 25 May 2018, the Data Protection Bill (the “Bill”) has passed into law.

Since its first reading in the House of Lords on 13 September 2017, the Bill has been debated by both the House of Lords and the House of Commons with the last reading by the House of Lords taking place on 21 May 2018. With both Houses agreeing the text of the Bill, from 23 May 2018, the Bill enters into force in the United Kingdom as the Data Protection Act 2018.

The full text of the Data Protection Act 2018 can be found: here.