The Data Protection Act 1998

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What does the Data Protection Act 1998 do?
This act controls how personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government. It applies to both the service providers and the service users in all health and social care settings.
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What kind pieces of information about you does this act protect?
This act protects information about your: ethnic background, political opinions, religious beliefs, health, sexual health and preferences, and criminal record (if you have one).
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What data can an employer in health and social care keep about their employees?
Subjects such as: address, date of birth, gender, emergency contact details, education and qualifications, employment history and work experience, national insurance number and tax code and your name.
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This act protects information about your: ethnic background, political opinions, religious beliefs, health, sexual health and preferences, and criminal record (if you have one).

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