GDPR – An introduction

Our practical guide to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 which have been in force from  25 May 2018.  This resources gives an overview of the requirements relevant to illustrators.  You may also wish to use the AOI’s Template Privacy Policy here.

This article was written and updated by Silvia Baumgart, Associate Solicitor at James Ware Stephenson and AOI Board member. It was published on 3 May 2018 and revised 25 March 2021.

Articles are for general guidance only and discuss the legal position in the UK at the time of publication unless stated otherwise. You must take legal advice and not rely on the information provided in our articles before taking action. 

Please note, that following Brexit EU GDPR will still be law in the UK. It is therefore necessary to read EU GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act 2018 together when considering data protection laws in the UK. Further guidance can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Website. This resource will be updated once more details are made available from the UK Government.

Please see our resource What Brexit means for you for further information. 





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