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
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
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
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(firstname.lastname@example.org) 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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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2009-05-19 15:50:16 in Legal Articles