When will the General Data Protection Regulation take effect?

The General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679 EU) (GDPR) will come into effect on 25 May 2018 and will apply directly in all EU member states, including the UK, which will still be a member of the EU at that time. The GDPR will be incorporated into UK law by the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, so the GDPR standards will continue to apply following Brexit.