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TIGA publishes guide to forthcoming changes in data protection law

The General Data Protection Regulation to replace the Data Protection Act on May 25

Video game trade association TIGA has published a guide ahead of forthcoming changes UK data protection laws.

Due to be implemented on May 25 this year, the General Data Protection Regulation will replace the Data Protection Act 1998.

The GDPR aims to unify data regulation within the European Union, simplifying the environment for international businesses and giving back control to citizens and residents over their personal data.

It also will introduce tough fines for non-compliance and give individuals more of a say over what organisations can do with their data.

One of the most notable changes included in the GDPR is the right to be forgotten which allows individuals to request that their personal data is erased "without undue delay."

Produced in partnership with law firms Stevens and Bolton, and Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, TIGA's guide explores the main issues behind GDPR from changes to data processing and breach notifications, through to the new legal requirements surrounding data protection officers.

"The gaming industry is very diverse, which inevitably means that there is no 'one size fits all' approach to GDPR compliance," said TIGA CEO Dr Richard Wilson.

"We trust that games businesses will find our guide a useful introduction to the GDPR and then take professional advice to ensure that they are compliant with the GDPR."

For more information, or to get a copy of the document, click here.

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