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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Axe Research" does not have a live website, address or phone number and is not listed on the data protection register.
The Information Commissioner's public Data Protection Register does show Rightmove plc to be registered, among other data purposes, for the trading and sharing of personal details.
Businesses need only pay a fee of pounds 35 to the Information Commissioner's Office, which administers the Data Protection Register, to carry out their registration.
Newcastle public relations consultant Brenda Boyd received a demand purporting to come from the "Data Protection Enforcement Agency", saying she was not on record as having registered with the Data Protection Register.
Bosses are being hit for pounds 120 each by unscrupulous companies who panic them into signing up for the Data Protection Register.
Southport-based Data Collection Enforcement Agency is sending out mailshots warning that it is a criminal offence not to comply with the data protection register, and offering to register the service for pounds 95 plus VAT.

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