Data Protection Act
The Data Protection Act 1998 sets rules for processing personal information and applies to personal data held in structured manual files as well as those held on computers. It deals with the processing of both sensitive and non-sensitive personal data.
This course is intended for anyone who handles personal information, either through manual or computer-held records.
About this course
The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.
This course will enable you to:
Here are a few topics covered in this course:
Background to the Data Protection Act | What is data? | Processing data | Data controller | Sensitive personal data | Processing sensitive data | Data protection principles | Keeping record secure | Asking for personal information over the phone | Rights of the individual | Subject access requests | Informal data requests | Formal data requests | The 40 day time period | Failure to respond to requests | Negotiation with the data subject | Exemptions to subject access | Dealing with health information | The Freedom of Information Act