The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation applies to all European Economic Area states. Each state has utilised their right to vary the regulation to meet their local state norms. This means that, far from creating uniformity, Europe remains a complex variety of individual laws.

In health and social care, Kaleidoscope has experience of working across Europe and an extensive understanding of the differences in Europe. For example, we know that in Poland the Polish language version creates a very different interpretation of certain requirements whilst in Hungary the Government has opted to increase compliance requirements for Data Protection Officers.