What is the Data Protection Act?• The Data Protection Act is mandatory for any company online and its shows that the company operates with responsibility for it’s customers information• If the Act is broken, the company in question could be charged by claims of compensation by affected users• In the Act, Data is described as information that is linked to a living individual• When collecting data, users must know: • Who you are • What the data will be used for • Who can access your data
The 8 Data Protection Principles• In the Act, personal data must be: • Processed fairly and lawfully • Obtained for specified and lawful purposes • Adequate, relevant and not excessive • Accurate and up to date • Not kept any longer than necessary • Processed in accordance with the individuals rights • Securely kept • Not transferred to any other country without adequate protection
Why the Data Protection Act was Introduced? In this day and age many businesses, parties and Government are now using the internet and computers to keep information about customers and staff in databases. • The information can range to be very personal and private; names, addresses and contact information • Why were these databases created?• It is easier for companies who work together to cross reference information stored in two different databases rather than all records on paper with no back up. It is also an easy way to share information with other organisations.
Why the Data Protection Act was Introduced?The reason the data protection act was introduced is because the informationstored in these databases can be misused in the wrong hands. Concerns: - Who could retrieve this information - People could copy the information - Was it possible to store information about a person without the individual’s knowledge or permission? - Was a record kept of any changes made to information These factors caused the Government to create the act to protect everyones personal information
Quiz1) When was the Data Protection Act established?2) Name one of the principles of the Act3) Name one thing customers must know before giving personal data away to a company4) “If the Act is broken, the company in question could be charged by claims of compensation by affected users” – true or false?Bonus questions:1) Who is the secret identity of Data Protections Man?2) What colour is his cape?3) Who was data protection man’s rival?4) What does the data protection man call us as watchers?