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Data Protection Act - summarised

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17 May 2009

Calling all business owners; do you store personal information of your customers? If so, you should be aware of a few things.

The Data Protection Act ascribes many rights to individuals, for example people have the right to know what information is being held about them. The Act also obliges data holders to comply with a number of principles, the data holder must ensure inter alia:

The information is processed for limited purposes;

That this process is fair, adequate relevant and not excessive;

That the information is correct;

Not kept for longer than is required and;

That the information is secure.

If you are starting up your business, and you are going to store customers personal details then it is imperative that you register for data protection with the Information Commissioner's Office.

By Paul Bicknell (paul.bicknell@lawdit.co.uk) assistant to Izaz Ali (izaz.ali@lawdit.co.uk) Izaz Ali is a commercial lawyer who specialises in information technology law and intellectual property law with an emphasis on IT, escrow and buying and selling online businesses.


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Lawdit Solicitors offer services and advice for litigation, commercial contracts, Intellectual Property and IT legal agreements. We are experts in commercial law with a heavy emphasis on Intellectual Property, Internet and e-commerce law. Lawdit is a member of the International Trademark Association, the Solicitors' Association of Higher Court Advocates and we are the appointed Solicitors to the largest webdesign association in the world, the United Kingdom Website Designers Association.



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