What is the UK GDPR?

The UK GDPR is one of the UK data protection laws. It was passed to ensure that the UK is an adequate country for international data transfers from the EU to outside the EU after Brexit.

The UK GDPR text is the same as the text of the EU GDPR.

Like its EU counterpart, the UK GDPR requires businesses to:

  • Inform data subjects about the processing activities
  • Have a legal basis for the processing of personal data
  • Collect consent where needed
  • Implement adequate data security measures to protect data and prevent data breaches
  • Process only the minimum amount of data and only for the purposes it has been collected for
  • Have written contracts with data processors
  • Conduct data protection impact assessments, if necessary
  • Appoint a Data Protection Officer and legal representative in the EU, if required.

It also grants data subjects with rights, such as:

  • Right to be informed
  • Right to access
  • Right to delete
  • Right to correction of data
  • Right to object to processing
  • Right to restrict processing
  • Right to data portability
  • Right not to be part of automated decision-making.

MergeBase and the UK GDPR

The UK GDPR applies to MergeBase only when interacting with UK customers. Nevertheless, we comply with the EU GDPR and the UK GDPR. Our data processing complies with these laws, and we also ensure that we help our customers comply with UK privacy regulations.

How Can MergeBase Help You Comply with the UK GDPR

Our expertise lies in ensuring that the data you process is safe and confidential. You’ll implement technical measures for data security, and we will ensure that everything works well.

To be more specific, we can help you comply with the data minimization principle by reducing your vulnerabilities in open-source components, identifying unnecessary or outdated dependencies, and minimizing the time-sensitive personal data that might be exposed before a patch is available.

Moreover, our vulnerability reporting and continuous monitoring will help you meet the strict data security requirements and prevent data breaches.