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Eight Principles of Data Protection

There are eight broad rules in the Data Protection Act. These state that Personal Data must be:

  • fairly and lawfully processed;
  • processed for limited purposes;
  • adequate, relevant and not excessive;
  • accurate;
  • not kept for longer than is necessary;
  • processed in line with the Data Subject's rights;
  • secure; and
  • not transferred to countries without adequate protection.



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