By Dr Richard Wilson –
2018 will see the introduction of the UK’s ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR), which replaces existing rules around data protection. Businesses, including those in the games industry, are obliged to comply; a potentially intimidating task for a busy studio looking to devote optimum time to its creative endeavours. TIGA has published a special guide to enable games businesses to comply with the new law. See: http://tiga.org/news/know-your-gdpr-obligations-with-tigas-games-industry-guide
Looking ahead, the UK should aim to align its approach to data protection with that of the EU to ensure that companies based in the UK and doing business in the EU can continue to smoothly transfer information and data.