Changes from the 1984 Act
||Automatically processed data only
||Both automatically processed and structured manual data (transitional provisions apply)
|Personal data is
||about individuals, excluding statements of intention
||about individuals, including statements of intention
|Classification of personal data
||only one class
||two classes, one of which can be processed only in specific circumstances
|Data subjects have the right to be told
||what information is held about them
||what information is held about them, how it was obtained,
why it is being processed and to whom it may be disclosed.
They should also be told criteria for automated decisions.
|Subjects can seek
||compensation after illegal processing has been done
||an injuction to prevent processing happening,
or compensation after illegal processing has been done
|Legal action can be against
||directors or managers
|Personal data may be transferred to
||only within European Economic Area or other approved locations
||owned by person called "data user"
||controlled by "data controller" and processed by "data processor"
|Exemptions from the Act
|Act policed by
||Data Protection Registrar
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