With the UK moving out of the European Union, its association with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation has transformed. The GDPR today does not apply domestically to the UK; however, a new domestic data privacy law called the UK GDPR has been in effect. Alongside the Data Protection Act of 2018 and the PECR also governs the processing of personal data from individuals within the UK.
The UK GDPR upholds multiple similarities with the EU’s GDPR, as for instance, the requirement of a website to obtain explicit consent from users prior to processing the personal data via third-party trackers and cookies. Besides, the UK GDPR necessitates safe storage and documentation of valid consent and requires websites to allow users to modify their consent easily. With the implementation of this regulation, the rights of the UK users have also been enhanced with the right to delete and the right to get corrected the already collected personal data. However, the UK GDPR deviates from the EU GDPR in significant ways that have brought in major transformations to the legal environment of data protection in the UK. The areas of national security, intelligence services and immigration are the primary ones where the UK GDPR expands or changes the European GDPR. But it does set out a few exceptions by which the regular protection of personal data can be bypassed, for instance, in matters of national security or immigration. It further applied similar requirements for collecting and processing personal data to intelligent services. In addition to these, unlike the EU GDPR, domestic UK GDPR has lowered the age of valid consent to thirteen years in the UK.
When the UK GDPR was effectuated on January 31, 2020, organizations have immensely focused on utilizing a consent management platform that is capable of scanning and detecting all cookies and automatically controlling them until the users have given their consent. This enables data processing in a secure way by ensuring complete compliance with the UK-GDPR for their brand websites. With the urgency of GDPR on the rise, CIOReview Europe brings to light the latest edition to showcase some of the leading GDPR solution providers in the UK and help clients find their best-match partners to adopt innovative and out-of-the-box solutions and meet the requirements. The magazine also compiles insights from industry experts, CIOs, and CXOs on the current trends, technological improvements, and innovations in this space.
We present to you CIOReview Europe’s “Top 5 GDPR Solution Providers in UK - 2021.”