Data Protection Act


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Data Protection Act

(legal)
(DPA) A UK law guaranteeing rights to individuals in relation to personal data that others hold on them. For example, under the DPA, you have the right to see what data a company holds on you.
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PC Jennifer Farries faces 26 charges under the Data Protection Act.
It is my view that the collection of such information was not fair or lawful and constitutes a significant breach of the principles of the Data Protection Act," said Graham.
He was fined pounds 2250 for breaching the Data Protection Act.
To: Information Commissioner's Office From: James Corlett (Kirwans Solicitors) Re: Data Protection Act compliance laws For SMEs, complying with the Data Protection Act can be a relatively high cost and daunting exercise.
While it has not been disclosed what possible offences Scotland Yard have been pursuing, detectives are thought to have examined whether the DJs from 2Day FM radio station in Sydney, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, breached the Data Protection Act, which is punishable by a fine rather than imprisonment - up to a 5,000 pounds fine in the magistrates' court or an unlimited fine in the Crown court.
A NORTH East university breached the Data Protection Act after disclosing personal information in training materials published on its website, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said last night.
The serious breach of the Data Protection Act was discovered after 59 cabinets were offloaded at auction.
The Personal Data Protection Act, which has been forwarded to the Cabinet and is currently waiting to be signed, is something one only sees in police states.
CCTV IN THE WORKPLACE Again, this is governed by the Data Protection Act.
CCTV IN THE WORKPLACE PLACE PLA Again, this is governed by the Data Protection Act.
It is not so well known, however, how many people and companies contravene the Data Protection Act through their use (or abuse) of personal data stored on their computers.
Such information requests come under the Data Protection Act 1998, which has third-party restrictions and does not take into account the special circumstances of post-care adults who mainly want to obtain a family history, including details of their parents and siblings.
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