The General data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Published on: 9th November 2022 | Updated on: 20th December 2023

On 4 May 2016, the GDPR was published in the Official Journal of the European Union and officially came into force on 24 May 2016.
There is a two year implementation period and therefore, the GDPR will only be applicable from 25 May 2018. Perhaps the most seismic overhaul of data protection in the last 20 years, the implementation phase will allow organisations the opportunity to plan and prepare their strategy on how to comply with the GDPR.
More background information is available on the Information Commissioners Office website at

CPE will be looking at the implications for community pharmacy of the new Regulation and keeping their guidance to contractors updated.  Contractors in Wales are advised to visit the CPE website for guidance The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Community Pharmacy England (