The General Data Protection Regulation (GRPR) is the biggest reform to the information-controlling world since the Data Protection Act 1998 first came into force. The European Union’s aim in creating and implementing this legislation is to harmonise the laws relating to information controlling throughout the whole of the EU. Privacy is given the utmost importance. The main changes and the effects for schools and universities will be explored below.

The government has stated that the UK will still be a part of the EU in 2018 and so Brexit will not affect the application of the GDPR in England and Wales, as it will officially come into force on 25 May 2018. The re...

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