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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Consultation: Contract Guidance for Data Controllers/Processors Under #GDPR

The Information Commissioner has published draft guidance for data controllers and processors on their contracts and liabilities under the General Data Protection Regulation, for comment by 10 October 2017. GDPR takes effect in the UK from 25 May 2018, but a lot of preparation is required, including reviewing and updating contracts for personal data processing.

The guidance is intended to explain what data controllers must include in contracts; and what responsibilities and liabilities data processors have under the GDPR.

As a sign of the complexity and uncertainty in this area, the ICO adds that its guidance "will need to continue to evolve to take account of any guidelines issued in future by relevant European authorities... as well as our developing experience of applying the law in practice"...