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The Data Protection Act 1998

The Data Protection Act 1998 is relevant to all businesses, large or small which process information on individuals.  The type of personal data held may include name and address or financial details, medical and criminal records and employment history and can take the form of paper or computer records, CDs or disks.

There are 8 Data Protection Act Principles which state the requirements that have to be complied with under the 1998 legislation.

Click here to view the Compliance Checklist and check whether the legislation applies to your business and if you need to notify the Information Commissioner.

Does your business need to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998?

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