General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

What is it?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a change in European data protection legislation that comes into effect on 25th May 2018.  This supersedes the Data Protection Act 1998. 

This legislation applies across all member states of the EU and to all organisations processing the data of EU subjects (wherever geographically based). It is likely, on exit from the EU, Britain will adopt the principles of GDPR under the Data Protection Bill currently being processed through Parliament.

GDPR provides increased rights to individuals on:

1.     what data organisations hold

2.     how they process it

3.     how transparent they need to be

It also increases the fines that can be imposed on organisations which fail to:

         comply with the legislation

         protect data adequately

CYFLE Building Skills Commitment

Protecting the privacy of our customers, students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information, is important to our operations and mission.

Cyfle Building Skills is committed to protecting the rights and freedoms of individuals with respect to the processing of their personal data.


You can find lots more information around the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), via their website for which the link is noted below:

ICO Website (