Data Protection Act

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a piece of legislation passed in 1984 in the UK that means any owner of a database that contains personal details must register with the government agency and cannot use the data for purposes other than its original use without the permission of the people on the list. It also allows an individual to request a copy of the information stored about them in the list.

Computing

  • noun a piece of legislation passed in 1984 in the UK that requires any owner of a database that contains personal details to register

Medical

  • noun a parliamentary act intended to protect information about individuals that is held on computers. It ensures that all information is stored securely and allows people to have access to their entries.
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