Data Protection Act 1984

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The Data Protection Act gives a legal basis for handeling of information relating to living people. It is the main piece of legislation that governs protection of persoan data in the UK.The Act is intended to protect and safeguard people's rights and personal data.

  • 'Personal data' is information that has been collected and processed and can include both facts and opinions about an individual. This information can be held on computer or other electronic equipment; it can be written in…

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