DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998

What you need to know..

Data Protection..

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) is a United Kingdom Act of Parliment which defines UK law on the processing of data on identifiable living people. The Act defines eight data protection principles. It also requires companies and individuals to keep personal information to themselves.

Two Types of Personal Data..

Personal data is about living people and could be their name; address; medical details or banking details. Sensitive personal data is also about living people, but it includes one or more details of a data subject & racial or ethnic origin political opinions. Religion membership of a trade union health sex life criminal activity. There are fewer safeguards for personal data than there are for sensitive personal data. In most cases a person must be asked specifically if sensitive data can be kept about them.

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