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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The Data Protection Act has to be one of the most wide-reaching, influential pieces of legislation in business law today.
FOUR out of five Coventry businesses could be risking civil or criminal penalties over the Data Protection Act, it was claimed today.
Implications of the Data Protection Act - a course aimed at improving awareness of the Data Protection Act 1998 to help protect your business's interests.
Anyone receiving a letter like this from Data Collection Enforcement Agency, Data Protection Act Registration Service, Data Protection Act Registration Agency or any other firms should contact RCT council's trading standards on 01443 406441.
THE Data Protection Act Registration Service has been brought to book.
But there is also legislation governing how you keep and what you do with staff records ( the Data Protection Act 1998.
We learned this week that new guidelines on the Data Protection Act are being drawn up to ensure police forces use information on suspects properly.
British Gas claimed the Data Protection Act had prohibited it from passing information on the situation to social services.
Law firm Browne Jacobson alleges that retailers 'seem happy' to flout laws such as the E-Commerce Regulations, which came into force in autumn 2002, the Data Protection Act and Regulations on Distance Selling.
"In August 2018, Alexander Earl, 28, of Whickham, Gateshead, was convicted at Newcastle Crown Court of the unlawful disclosure of information under the Data Protection Act," said a force spokesperon.
He was dismissed following a fasttracked disciplinary hearing for using "excessive force while restraining a detainee and breaching the Data Protection Act."
In the two complaints, the associations reproach GOOGLE for not having a valid legal basis to process the personal data of the users of its services, particularly for ads personalization purposes." On the basis of the inspections carried out, the CNIL's restricted committee responsible for examining breaches of the Data Protection Act observed two types of breaches of the GDPR.

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