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Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 2018 came into being on 25 May 2018 replacing the 1998 Act.  The new Act has 7 parts:

  • Part 1 Preliminary matters
  • Part 2 The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Part 3 Law Enforcement Processing (LEP)
  • Part 4 Intelligences Services Processing
  • Part 5 The Information Commissioner
  • Part 6 Enforcement
  • Part 7 Supplementary and Final Provision

The new Act modernises Data Protection Laws, setting new standards for protecting personal data, giving people more control over the use of their data and strengthening some of the rights that individuals had in accessing their data.

The new Act sets out 6 principles for general processing under the GDPR and 6 principles for Law Enforcement processing these set out the main responsibilities that organisations should adhere to 

Click here to read our Data Protection Policy [250KB] .