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Data Protection guide for Staff

Data protection law is changing on 25 May 2018.

These pages will help you understand what is changing and what this means for you as an employee who may handle personal data as part of your role.

Activity is already taking place across the council to get us ready for this change and it is important that you read this guide to know what is happening.

In particular, the information on What changes will the new Data Protection Act introduce for service areas? sets out important new rights that the change in data protection law will introduce. Key Data Protection Changes from May 2018 - Appendix 1 of this guide provides a quick reference table to show the key differences to the existing data protection law.

These pages will be supported by a mandatory staff e-learning course which will be available March 2018.