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Personal details and information held by Global Copyright Office © will be subject to the principles and rules of the Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.
Data Protection Act 1998.
The Data Protection Act 1998 received Royal Assent in July 1998 and came into force on 1 March 2005. The Act gives effect to the EC Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC ).
The Act strengthens and extends the data protection regime created by the Data Protection Act 1984, which it replaces. This note summarises the main provisions. Further information may be obtained from the Office of the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF - telephone: 01625 545745; or from Her Majesty's Stationery Office web site
Scope The 1998 Act applies to:
- computerised personal data;
- personal data held in structured manual files .
It applies to anything at all done to personal data ("processing"), including collection, use, disclosure, destruction and merely holding personal data. An enforceable good practice code Organisations processing personal data ("controllers") must comply with the data protection principles. These require data to be:
- fairly and lawfully processed;
- processed for limited purposes;
- adequate, relevant and not excessive;
- not kept longer than necessary;
- processed in accordance with individuals' rights;
- kept secure;
- not transferred to non-EEA (European Economic Area) countries without adequate protection.
As part of complying with the principles, controllers must:
- meet one of six conditions in order to process personal data;
- meet one of a number of further conditions in order to process sensitive data*;
- inform individuals when their data are collected.
* Sensitive data are data about a person's ethnic origins, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, health, sexual life and criminal history. Individuals' Rights. The Act gives individuals rights to:
- gain access to their data;
- seek compensation.
- prevent their data being processed in certain circumstances;
- "opt-out" of having their data used for direct marketing;
- "opt-out" of fully automated decision-making about them.
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Safeguarding Personal Information:
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