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Data Protection Act and GDPR

The Data Protection Act 2018 controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government. The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). 

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GDPR - updated guidance

Additional Reading and Resources

BBC NEWS - Data Protection


Have you ever chatted to an elderly person (someone who was around when mobile phones and skype and computers weren't just part of every day life!) and found out what they thought/felt about the world today ...? What did they say? What are some of their concerns? 

...and what about you? Where do you think the world is headed? Are computers and technology a good thing? 

Computers and the Law

Can you think of any ways in which your data has been stored/used without your consent?

Read the following and discuss. "More than 500,000 pager messages sent in the United States on the day of the September 11 attacks were published to Wikileaks in November last year. Some were from federal and local officials, but most were from ordinary people. There was a debate over whether the release was legitimately in the public interest, revealing personal messages such as "I'm ok & love you..xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox". A Wikileaks spokesman defended the leak, saying that it represented "one more building block to getting a full picture of what happened on that day." - source:

Check out some of these news stories. 

Pick one to discuss with a partner/summarise it for the rest of the group