Data Protection 1998

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Mind Map on Data Protection 1998, created by whitef on 04/01/2016.

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Data Protection 1998
1 The Data Protection Act controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government.
2 Everyone responsible for using data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’
3 It needs to be used fairly and lawfully
4 It cannot be kept longer than absolutely necessary.
5 It needs to be kept safe and secured
6 You must make sure the information is handled according to people's data protection rights
7 The Data Protection Act gives you the right to find out what information the government and other organisations stores about you.
8 There are some situations when organisations are allowed to withhold information, eg if the information’s about: the prevention, detection or investigation of a crime national security or the armed forces the assessment or collection of tax judicial or ministerial appointments.
9 Some organisations may charge you for providing the information. The cost is usually no more than £10 but it can be more if the information is contained within either: certain types of records, eg health or education records a large number of paper records held in an unstructured way by a public authority
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