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The Data Protection Act 1998 (United Kingdom) mandates a series of eight 'data protection principles' which must be applied to personal data identifying and covering living individuals.

Resource: The DPA Toolkit

This is a selection of documents intended to assist in both understanding and meeting the requirements of the Data Protection Act:

  • A task list
  • A compliance questionnaire
  • A beginners guide
  • A policy statement
  • A checklist
The DPA Toolkit is a commercial resource priced at £19.95. For further information visit the dedicated website: The Data Protection Act Toolkit

General Information

For information on the Data Protection Act, the following website is recommended:

Information Commissioner



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