Data Protection Act

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Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act (DPA) gives you the right to know what information is held about you, and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.

The basics

The Data Protection Act requires anyone who handles personal information to comply with a number of important principles. It also gives individuals rights over their personal information.

Your rights

Individuals have a wide range of rights under the Data Protection Act, including access, compensation and the prevention of processing.

Full details can be found at The Information Commisioners Office here

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