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Data Protection Act 1998

Having a marketing database full of potential customers is something all SME's should be working towards. However, there are rules and regulations in place that govern how you are allowed to collect, keep and use data. It is essential you familiarise yourself with these since, the last thing you want is to upset customers or face any hefty fines. This post gives a helpful overview of key points from the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations…

It's February 2008. With the help of the Data Protection Act 1998, hobby genealogist Roslyn Watson tracks down someone she's never met: her paternal grandfather, Arthur, who has spent most of his life in prison. He's 89 and living on the other side of the country. When they meet and get acquainted, she discovers some family secrets, especially about Daniel, her father. Ros tries to uncover the truth of her family, with shocking results... Set in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria.

An Introduction to Data Protection is a concise programme that explains the fundamentals of Data Protection Act 1998, including its overarching principles and what organisations must do to comply with them.