Blackstone's Guide to the Data Protection Act 1998
The Data Protection Act 1998 repeals the Data Protection Act 1984 and the Access to Personal Files Act 1987 and will mean massive upheaval in current practice for most users of personal data. The Government has estimated the start-up costs for private industry to be L1.2 billion, with anon-going annual outlay of L635 million. This invaluable guide fully explains the operation of the 1998 Act and clearly describes the dramatic and potentially costly changes to the law, including: The new definition of processing - meaning many more operations concerning data will be caught thanunder the old law. The expansion of the definition of data to include manual records. A new category of sensitive personal data where, in most cases, an individuals consent will be a necessary prerequisite to processing. Updated and amended data protection principles and a banning of the transferof data to non-EEA countries, save in exceptional circumstances.
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24 October apply assessable processing authorised authority British Gas chapter circumstances compliance consent consist of information contravention country or territory court credit reference agency criminal offence data are exempt data controller Data Protection Act Data Protection Commissioner data protection principles Data Protection Registrar decision determination disclosed disclosure effect eighth principle eligible automated data eligible manual data enactment enforcement notice ensure entry erasure or destruction European Economic Area exercise extent failed to comply freedoms of data functions individual means non-disclosure provisions Northern Ireland notification regulations obligation obtained Personal data processed Peter Carey prescribed proceedings processing is necessary processing of personal Protection Act 1998 public interest rectification relevant filing system repeal request require the data respect rights and freedoms Scotland Secretary sensitive personal data special information notice special purposes specified sub-paragraph subject access provisions subject information provisions third party transfer transitional period United Kingdom unless virtue