Data Protection Act 1998


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Data Protection Act 1998
  1. Eight Principles
    1. Personal data should be obtained and processed fairly and lawfully
      1. Personal data can be held only for specified and lawful purpose
        1. Personal data should be adequate, relevant and not excessive for the required purpose
          1. Personal data should be accurate and kept up-to-date
            1. Personal data should not be kept for longer than necessary
              1. Data must be processed in accordance with the rights of the data subject
                1. Appropiate security measures must be taken unauthorised access
                  1. Personal data can't be transferred to countries outside the E.U. unless the country has similar legislation to the data protection act
                  2. Rights
                    1. Right to subject access
                      1. Right to rectify, block or remove incorrect data
                        1. Right to compensation if damage and distress is suffered by the Act being contravened
                          1. Right to prevent processing for the purposes of direct marketing
                            1. Right in relation to automated decision making
                            2. Exemptions
                              1. People who don't have to sign the act
                                1. Such as MI6
                                  1. the action of freeing or state of being free from an obligation or liability imposed on others.
                                    1. The state of being exempt; immunity.
                                      1. An exception of certain property from bankruptcy or taxation.
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