Data Protection Act 1998

The Data Protection Act 1998 sets out rules for processing personal information, and it applies to some paper records as well as those held on computer and some automatically processed data, for example, document image processing, audio/video, photographs and CCTV.

The Act gives individuals certain rights, and imposes obligations on those who record and use personal information to be open about how information is used and to follow eight data protection principles:

The General Manager is responsible for administering the Act and will process requests for access to data.