Category: Data Protection

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What are the Data Protection Act Principles?

What is DPA? The Data Protection Act (DPA) controls how businesses, the government and organisations use individuals’ personal information. Data controllers and data processor must ensure they adhere to the strict rules known as...

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Overview of the Data Protection Act UK 2018

In May 2018, the Data Protection Act 2018 came into force alongside the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  The aim of the Data Protection Act UK is to modernise UK data protection laws...

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Data Protection Law – Where are We Now?

Data protection law exists to protect the privacy and personal data rights of individuals. This area is primarily governed in the UK by the Data Protection Act 2018. The Act was passed to provide...

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What is Personal Data?

The definition of personal data was updated with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). Personal data can be defined as information, which...

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How Businesses can avoid GDPR Fines

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on the 25th May 2018. It replaced the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC with the purpose of strengthening and unifying data privacy laws across Europe. The...

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Guide to the GDPR for Businesses

The GDPR is an acronym for the General Data Protection Regulations. This a European-wide Regulation from the European Union and has a direct effect in every member state. In an age of ‘big data’...