As of 25 May 2018, there are new laws around data protection in the UK.
The Data Protection Act 1998 has been replaced by The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). This results from new legislation in the EU: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The DPA 2018 makes additional provisions around areas not covered by GDPR.
These web pages provide an overview of the key implications of the new legislation for archives and archiving.