Data Protection Act 1998

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Data Protection Act 1998

UK law that protects patient information from unauthorised access. The Act requires that data acquired has prior informed consent, that it is stored securely with safeguards to avoid unauthorised access of the data, and can only be released under exceptional circumstances—e.g., for criminal investigations. The Act allows individuals to access information of which they are the subject—e.g., their own medical records.

Eight Principles of Data Protection Act
Personal data must be:
(1) Processed fairly and lawfully;
(2) Processed for specific purposes and in an appropriate manner;
(3) Adequate, relevant and not excessive;
(4) Accurate and up-to-date;
(5) Not kept for longer than necessary;
(6) Processed in accordance with the rights of the data subjects;
(7) Protected by appropriate security;
(8) Not transferred outside the European Economic Area without adequate controls.
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Denbighshire keeps data on the number and types of offences without recording the names of those convicted, which would appear to comply with the Data Protection Act.
GDPR specialists can undertake a detailed Data Protection Act gap analysis for organisations against their current provisions, with improvements and areas of good practice highlighted.
The Data Protection Act is not a barrier to innovation, but it does need to be considered wherever people's data is being used.
So to whoever is consonantly complaining about us and hiding behind the Data Protection Act, I ask - please leave us alone and get on with your own life, so that we can spend our final days in peace.
The cop also 'without the consent of the data controller, knowingly or recklessly obtained personal data contrary to the Data Protection Act.
Almost half of Britain's 45 constabularies refused to respond to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests asking for the details of suspects classed as 'wante',' with some citing the Data Protection Act and human rights laws as excuses.
Under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 you are entitled to request access to personal data held about you.
The force did not disclose the name of the officer because it said it would breach the Data Protection Act.
If you're concerned about a company's use of CCTV, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's O"ce (ICO), which deals with Data Protection Act matters.
CCTV IN THE WORKPLACE Again, this is governed by the Data Protection Act.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Opposition deputies on Friday criticized the proposed Personal Data Protection Act, which in its revised form will grant new powers to the National Intelligence Organization (MyT), the gendarmerie and the police force, allowing them to process and archive personal data.
A spokesman for the Infor-mation Commissioner's Office, responsible for enforcing the Data Protection Act, said: "It is important officers do not abuse this access and only use information for their policing duties.

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