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The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came in to force on the 25th May 2018. The GDPR places emphasis on transparency, security and accountability by data controllers. Its aim is to strengthen rights of individuals to data privacy. 

With GDPR comes the newly amended Data Protection Act 2004 (“DPA”) to ensure that Gibraltar’s data protection law falls in line with the requirements of GDPR. 

The requirement that existed under the previous legislative regime for data controllers to register their processing operation with the Data Protection Commissioner (“Commissioner”) no longer applies. Under the GDPR, “such indiscriminate general notification obligations should therefore be abolished and replaced by effective procedures and mechanisms which focus instead on those types of processing operations which are likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons by virtue of their nature, scope, context and purposes.” 

Under the GDPR, certain organisations are required to appoint a designated Data Protection Officer (“DPO”). Organisations are also required to publish the details of their DPO and provide these details to their national supervisory authority.

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