General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK Data Protection Act 2018
The GDPR is a legal framework that sets out guidelines for the collection, use and sharing of personal information of people within the EU. It came into effect on 25th May 2018 and the UK is still subject to GDPR even though we are set to leave the EU under Brexit.
The Data Protection Act 2018 received Royal Assent on 24 May 2018. This Act updates data protection laws in the UK, and sits alongside the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Act implements the EU Law Enforcement Directive, as well as extending domestic data protection laws to areas which are not covered by the GDPR.
Our commitment to Data Protection
Keeping your personal information safe and secure remains our top priority and we are working to update our policies and procedures to ensure that we comply with Data Protection legislation.
To promote transparency in the way we process personal data, we are developing privacy notices for each area of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s work to offer more detail on what personal data we collect, how we use it and your rights.
We are publishing our policies and procedures on this page as they become available.