data prtection act (1998)

the 8 main principals of the data protection act

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  • principals of the 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, relevent and not excessive in relation to the purpose
    • data must be accurate and up to date
    • data must be processed within accordance of the rights of the data subject
    • data must not be kept for longer than necessary
    • measures must be taken to prevent unlawfull processing or accidental damage of data
    • data must not be transferred to a country outside the european economic area (EEA) unless that country had adequate levels or data protection legislation


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