Data Protection


The Data Protection Act 1998 is legislation established to protect individual's privacy by regulating the way personal data is processed.

The Act is based on 8 legally enforceable principles which anyone who records and uses personal data must follow.  Find out more about the Data Protection Principles here

Frequently Asked Questions

For further information about your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 contact the Devon County Council Information Governance Team.  Further guidance concerning the Data Protection Act is available from the Information Commissioner's Office.

Contact Us

Information Governance Team
Room 120
County Hall

01392 383881
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