Data protection act
Businesses will keep data on customers, patients, staff, students etc and it needs to be protected. Businesses have to follow a set of rules about how to keep and manage their data.
The data protection act controls how data is kept and used.
- The data protection act was established in 1998.
- Any business or organisation that holds personal information/data about individuals must obide by the 8 rules of the data protection act.
- Data subjects (people) have a right to see, control and edit their data. People have a right to permit it for marketing or processing.
The 8 rules of the data protection act:
- Data must not be processed (entered and stored) unless there is a specific lawful reason to do so. For example a business would be able to check if someone pays there rent on time, this is legal.
- Data can only be obtained and…