Data Protection Act
Your responsibilities and obligations to data protection
If you handle personal information about individuals, you have a number of legal obligations to protect that information under the Data Protection Act 1998.
We've highlighted six key questions on data protection, our guide to the Act, and a range of topic guides on the right hand side.
If you handle personal information about individuals, you have a number of legal obligations to protect that information. Find out more here.
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Read the full text of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
- Promoting data privacy for individuals
The ICO is committed to upholding the data privacy of individuals.
- Personal information
The Data Protection Act gives individuals the right to access information that is held about them and stop it being misused.