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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It will also seek to address the ethical, legal and practical issues surrounding the disclosure of information to post-care adults within the constraints of the Data Protection Act 1998 and explore how these can be managed to ensure that they can obtain the information they need about their family background and time in care.
UK organizations conducting electronic commerce could potentially end up being in breach of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 if they do not make it clear to customers that cookies are collecting their personal data.
The UK Data Protection Act 1998 took effect on March 1, 2000, but its provisions are incremental and organizations do not have to fully comply for 7 years.
The document, published by the Information Commissioner, sets out how employers should comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and encourages respect for Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998, which covers the right to respect for personal correspondence.
The Data Protection Act 1998 became law on March 1 last year but only stores with sophisticated, digital cameras had to register then.
Three out of four UK businesses are unprepared for the introduction of the Data Protection Act 1998 next month, claims a report published yesterday.
He was appointed by HM the Queen and held independent status, reporting directly to Parliament, with a range of regulatory, promotional and advisory responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and related laws.
In May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is replacing the previous Data Protection Act 1998, which regulates the handling of personal data.
Undertake an assessment of IRUK compliance with the requirements of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) sufficient to identify and assess major compliance risks* and recommend a roadmap for IRUK to implement actions for improved DPA compliance in swift and sustainable manner.
Davies is also accused of five separate counts of breaching the Data Protection Act 1998.
It also called for Google to provide investigators with copies of the original software design document and what measures were introduced to prevent breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998.
Cop accused of snooping on people's private data From Page 1 all allege breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998.

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