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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The Data Protection Act 1998 has been replaced by the Data Protection Act 2018, it reflects new European legislation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The new law extends the rights of individuals and requires organisations holding personal data to comply with a new stricter set of rules.

The GDPR itself, which operates alongside the new Data Protection Act, came into effect on 25 May 2018.

Privacy notices

Privacy notices provide information on how we may use your personal information and your rights in accordance with new legislation.

New rights for data subjects

The new rights are:

  • the right to correction of your data
  • the right to erasure (the right to be forgotten)
  • the right to restrict processing
  • the right to object to processing

If we are processing your data on the basis of your consent, this must be explicit, freely given and non-ambiguous, you may also withdraw your consent at any time.

Accessing your records

There are new rules for if you wish to exercise your right to access any records we may hold about you.

Mandatory breach notification

In certain circumstances organisations will have to tell the Information Commissioner Office about unauthorised disclosures of personal data as soon as they are discovered. If the disclosure has serious implications for any individuals, they will have to be informed as well.

Find out more about how we report data breaches.

Privacy by design

Organisations should design data protection into development of business processes, new systems and undertake privacy impact assessments (PIAs).

Read more about privacy impact assessments, procedures and guidance.

Data protection officers

A designated post of data protection officer (DPO) will be strategically responsible for GDPR.

Our DPO is Simon Hobbs. Our GDPR programme manager is Martin Stone.

More background information is available in the GDPR guidance attached to this page.

The key document being our guidance called 'A guide to the new data protection regime'. This covers the legal basis for processing personal data, advice on privacy notices, advice on consent and procedures for dealing with requests to access personal records and requests relating to individual's rights under the legislation.



Write to:

Data Protection Officer
Derbyshire County Council
Room B209
Legal Services
County Hall