Act Now Training is pleased to announce the launch of its new EU GDPR Handbook (

We sold over 3000 copies of the previous edition of the EU GDPR Handbook. That was back when the UK was still part of the EU and the handbook had to reflect the UK specific provisions as set out in the Data Protection Act 2018

As a result of Brexit, Europe now has two primary sources of data protection law.  

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) applies primarily to personal data processed in the European Union. Following its exit from the EU, the United Kingdom’s
own version of the GDPR, known as the “UK GDPR”, came into force on 1st January 2021.  

Both versions of GDPR have an extra territorial effect in that personal data processed outside their jurisdiction is still regulated by them, if the processing is related to offering goods or services or to monitoring the behaviour of EU/UK residents (Article 3).   

The official publication of the EU GDPR contains 99 Articles and 173 Recitals. The Recitals further expand on the topics covered in the Articles. However, as the Recitals are placed at the start of the official publication it can be difficult to navigate the legislation.  
Just like the previous version, this EU GDPR Handbook is laid out in a logical and easier to read manner by helpfully placing all the Recitals (in blue) under their corresponding Articles. This saves the reader time and effort in cross-referencing and leads to a more natural reading of the legislation. In addition, under each Article we have included updated signposts to:   

  • Official guidance issued by the Article 29 Working Party (A29WP) and the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) 
  • The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) guidance  
  • Relevant UK court cases  

Data protection practitioners and legal advisers working for Data Controllers and Processors within the EU as well organisations who are caught by the extra territorial provisions of the EU GDPR will find this handbook of great benefit in their day to day work.  It is the perfect companion to the Act Now UK GDPR Handbook which is proving very popular amongst data protection professionals. 

Like with all our handbooks, Act Now will be donating £1 for each EU GDPR Handbook sold to our chosen charity Woodgate Community Food based in Leicester.

We only have one place left on our Advanced Certificate in GDPR Practice course starting in September and only four places left on our October course. Book now and reserve your place!

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Act Now Training is Europe's leading provider of information governance training, serving government agencies, multinational corporations, financial institutions, and corporate law firms. Our associates have decades of information governance experience. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality training that is practical and makes the complex simple. Our extensive programme ranges from short webinars and one day workshops through to higher level practitioner certificate courses delivered online or in the classroom.


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