Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to register under the Data Protection Act?

The Act relates to personal data held on identifiable individuals. There are two aspects to the Act –

  1. Regulations regarding the keeping & use of such data – the “eight principles” e.g. processed for specific purposes, accurate and up to date, kept securely.
  2. The need for certain businesses to register with the Information Commissioner.

Although all businesses must abide by the “eight principles”, many small businesses will find that they will not need to register with the Commissioner. For further information go to

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