As of 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) became British law through the Data Protection Act 2018. The purpose of GDPR is to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU), while also addressing the exportation of personal data outside the EU.
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Information Security and Assurance
West Midlands Police
PO Box 52
If you are deaf or hard of hearing and you want to find out general information about the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) you can watch a short video produced by the British Deaf Association.