Welcome to the Data Protection Act 1998 page. This page is designed specifically to familiarise visitors to this site with UK and EEC Data Protection principles. If you wish to instruct us or indeed carry out any investigative work in the EEC, you must be familiar with and abide by, the following principles.
The Eight Principles:
- The information to be contained in personal data shall be obtained legally and personal data shall be processed, fairly and lawfully.
- Personal data shall be held only for one or more specified and lawful purposes.
- Personal data held for any purpose or purposes shall not be used or disclosed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes.
- Personal data will be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose for which they are held.
- Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
- Personal data held for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for the purpose or purposes.
- An individual shall be entitleda. At reasonable intervals and without undue time or expense
i. To be informed by any data user whether he/she holds personal data of which that individual is the subject;
ii. To access any such data held by a data user.b. Where it is appropriate, to have such data corrected or erased.
- Appropriate security measures shall be taken against unauthorised access to, alteration of, disclosure or destruction of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of personal data.
IMPORTANT: If you are outside the European Union and require information on a European Union subject you must confirm that you have read the 8 principles of the Data Protection Act and have a policy to abide by these principles.