Data Protection Act – Defintion

The Data Protection Act was written in 1998 and covers the following:

Information or “data”, stored electronically or on paper, about living people. The act is designed to define how businesses and the government stores data. If the Act is not followed then the Information Commissioner can enforce the Act.

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