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Anyone processing personal data must comply with the eight enforceable principles of good practice. This sets out that data must be:

  • Processed fairly and lawfully.
  • Processed for limited purposes.
  • Adequate, relevant and non excessive.
  • Accurate and up-to-date.
  • Not kept longer than necessary.
  • Processed in accordance with the data subject's rights.
  • Secure.
  • Not transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) without adequate protection.

Record Deletion Process

You can apply for the deletion of records from the Police National Computer (PNC), National Fingerprint Database (IDENT1) and the National DNA Database (NDNAD) under the 'Record Deletion Process' as defined in guidance issued by the National Police Chiefs' Council in the document Deletion of Records from National Police Systems [347KB] .

For further information, please visit ACRO.