If your business only processes individuals' personal data corresponding to marketing, accounting and staff administration your company may not be required to register, although you must still comply with the legislation.
We have compiled a straightforward Compliance Checklist to help you establish if your business is required to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. For more advice go to www.ico.gov.uk - just by ticking in each box does not mean that you automatically comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.
The website for the Information Commissioner's Office also provides a useful myths and realities section, attempting to eliminate some of the confusion that has been caused by misleading interpretation of the legislation. Click here for more information.