DATA PROTECTION AND YOUR PRIVACY
The Data Protection Act 1998 is designed to protect your personal data and sets rules for processing this information. The Act says that those who record and use personal information must be open about how the information is used and must make sure it is handled properly.
The Act says that information about you must be:
— fairly and lawfully processed;
— processed for limited purposes;
— adequate, relevant and not excessive;
— not kept for longer than is necessary;
— processed in line with your rights;
— not transferred to countries without adequate protection.
By law, we are required to keep to these principles.