The Data Protection Act 1998 regulates the processing of information relating to individuals. This includes the obtaining, holding, use or disclosure of such information.
The act is enforced by the Information Commissioner’s Office and Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council is registered with the Information Commissioner as a Data Controller.
The Data Protection Act requires anyone who handles personal information to comply with a number of important principles. It also gives individuals rights over their personal information.
In response to the Data Protection Act 1998 Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council has a Data Protection Policy.
For further information on the Data Protection Act you can go to the Information Commissioner’s website which contains a great deal of information about this subject, answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ's) and a downloadable copy of the Act in full.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The Data Protection Act 1998 is going to be replaced by the Data Protection Act 2018 reflecting new European legislation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This will become effective on 25th May 2018.
The new law will extend the rights of individuals and require organisations holding personal data to comply with a new stricter set of rules.
For more information, please select the following link: GDPR
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