How UK’s data protection law differs from the GDPR

The UK legislator has made an extensive use of the so-called “opening clauses” of the GDPR. Among others, they provide for derogating provisions in the areas of health, social work, education and child-abuse data. The UK’s national Data Protection Act 2018 also establishes additional requirements for the records of data-processing activities involving special categories, criminal convictions and offences.

In the following, you will find the additions and derogations to the GDPR on the most important topics of corporate data protection. If topics are not linked, there are no derogating or specifying provisions in the national data-protection law

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