The Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act 1988 supersedes the 1987 Access to Records Act. This means that you now have a right to access your records even if they precede 1987. First of all, it is worth pointing out that this Act is based on eight principles. These are that data must be: Processed fairly and lawfully Obtained only for specified and lawful purposes Adequate, relevant and not excessive Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date Kept for no longer than necessary Processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Act Safeguarded against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental destruction or damage Retained wholly within the European … Continue reading The Data Protection Act