The GDPR will be enforceable in May 2018 and its impact is expected to be significant, both in Europe and outside Europe. To date, many UK organisations are still unaware of the new legislation, with most still focused on the first implementation stage. A high number of organisations are expected not to be GDPR compliant, and therefore potentially liable to high sanctions. This paper draws upon research on the GDPR and organisations in the UK, carried out in 2017. The research intended to explore the relation between the GDPR and emerging technologies, and the impact of the new legislations on adopters of emerging technologies. The study aimed to understand knowledge, implementation and impact of the new legislation, its relation to emerging technologies and its future in the UK, particularly considering the impact of Brexit. The research results can help to understand the current state of awareness and implementation of the new data protection legislation in the UK.