Data Protection Act 1998 (united Kingdom)

The Data Protection Act 1998 poses an affirmative duty on data controllers to comply with the rules of good information handling practice, known as the Data Protection Principles. The personal data must be processed fairly and lawfully, to ensure that security concerns are being met.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Is the Data Protection Act limited to paper records?
What rights do individuals have under the Data Protection Act?
How is the Freedom of Information Act 2000 different than the Data Protection Act 1998?


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