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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
- What is 'personal data'?
- How can I access my personal data?
- How can I access third party personal data?
- What does 'processing' mean for the purposes of the act?
- What is the Council's commitment to upholding the Data Protection Principles?
- How do I make a complaint about the handling of my personal data?
- How can I report a security incident?
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.
Find out more
- Carefirst Training
- Data Protection Quick Guides
- Data Protection Frequently Asked Questions
- How We Share Your Information
- Processing Personal Data
- What is Personal Data
Information Governance Team