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The General Data Protection Regulations or GDPR led to an overhaul of the 1998 Data Protection Act, with the new 2018 Data Protection Act, this incorporates the new GDPR requirements. The 2018 Act significantly strengthens the rights of individuals giving them more power to demand companies reveal or delete the personal data they hold.

Information Commissioners Office is responsible for ensuring the regulations are adhered to. The GDPR has increased the maximum fine for a company to €20m (£17.5m) or 4% of the company’s global turnover based on the Company Size.