Protecting data in today's digital information age

The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA), which received Royal Assent on 23rd May 2018, is a comprehensive legal framework for UK data protection. It replaces the DPA 1998 to set new, clarified and modernised standards for safeguarding data in the digital world.

The DPA 2018 is designed to govern the protection of personal data to the standards necessitated by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. It also covers general data, law enforcement data and national security data.