The introduction of GDPR is an evolution of the existing UK data protection law (rather than a revolution). One of the key drivers for data protection change is the importance and continuing evolution of the digital economy in the UK and around the world. The digital economy is primarily built upon the collection and exchange of data, including large amounts of personal data – much of it sensitive. Growth in the digital economy requires public confidence in the protection of this information.
The major shift with the implementation of the GDPR will be in giving people greater control over their data. This has to be a good thing.