data protection act (1998)

the 8 main principals of the 1998 data protection act

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  • data protection act (1998)
    • data must be processed fairly and lawfully
    • data must only be obtained for specific purposes and musn't be processed in any other way
    • data must be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose
    • data must be accurate and up to date
    • data must not be kept for longer than nessesary
    • data must be processed in accordance with the rights of the data subject
    • measures must be taken to prevent unlawful processing or accidental damage
    • data must not be transferred to a country outside the european economic area (EEA) unless that country has an adequate level of data protectionlegislation
  • data must be processed in accordance with the rights of the data subject

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