Everyone's personal information is protected by the Data Protection Act. This gives you the right to see your own information and ensures that your information is protected from being seen by people who should not see it.
It consists of eight legally enforceable principles of good information handling practice and gives individuals legal rights.
Good Data Protection practice is all about effective information management and handling, from the moment we seek to acquire it to its final destruction. By following the council's policies and procedures, respecting the rights of individuals, and ensuring information is handled with care, the requirements of the Data Protection Act can be successfully met.