Data Protection Act
By Bradley Desave
What is the Data Protection Act?
Computer systems now hold personal information on millions of people. This needs to be protected as much as possible so that it stays private and is used properly by those who gathered it. The 1998 Data Protection Act is an act by the UK government which defines UK law on the processing of data of people,
What does it do?
- Who will be able to access the data?
- Is the data still accurate?
- Will the data be sold?
- Will the data be removed if it is no longer needed for its original purpose?
- The data is used for the purposes stated and nothing more