The Data Protection act: 8 Principals

the eight principals of the data protection act.

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  • Data Protection Act - the Eight Principals
    • 2) Personal data should only be held for specific and lawful purposes
      • The data controller has to state why they want to store and collect the information when they ask permission to collect it
  • 1) Personal Data should be obtained and processed fairly and lawfully
    • Data Protection Act - the Eight Principals
      • 2) Personal data should only be held for specific and lawful purposes
        • The data controller has to state why they want to store and collect the information when they ask permission to collect it
    • This means that you should be told about data which is being collected about you
      • You should be asked for your permission to collect it
  • 3) Personal Data should be adequate and relevent for the purpose
    • If a delivery company wanted data for delivering bananas to a zoo, they would not need to collect information such as what colour the gorillas eyes are
  • This is to protect the data
    • 8) Personal Data cannot be transferred to countries outside of the EU unless they have similar legislation to the D.P.A
      • This means that if a company wishes to share data with an organisation in a different country that country must have similar laws to our data
  • You should also be made aware of the reason why the data is being collected, and what it will be used for
    • This means that you should be told about data which is being collected about you
      • You should be asked for your permission to collect it

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