The Data Protection Act 1998


Jurisdiction of this law:
UK

Type of Rule:
Law

Popular name:
The Data Protection Act 1998

Official name:
The Data Protection Act 1998

Other names:
DPA

For more information:

The Information Commissioner's Office information page:
http://www.ico.gov.uk/Home/what_we_cover/data_protection.aspx

Text of the act:
 http://www.opsi.gov.uk/ACTS/acts1998/19980029.htm

The Department for Constitutional Affairs' FAQ page:
http://www.dca.gov.uk/ccpd/faqdp.htm



Description:
The Data Protection Act of 1998 from the UK gives people the right to access information held about them by organizations, and it governs how those organizations can acquire, store, share, dispose, and use the personal information that they hold.  The act is administered and enforced by the Information Commissioner, an independent authority who is appointed by the Queen and reports directly to Parliament.
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