Data protection

Privacy, openness, and the Data Protection Acts

  1. You are about to test your software, so decide to enter a bunch of names and addresses taken from the phone book.
  2. You keep names and addresses of business contacts in a computerised database.
  3. You keep information about people on index cards, and use that to target your sales pitches.

So what? It's not like you've broken any laws, is it?

In these notes we shall:

Important notice

What you read here is only a summary to introduce the concepts. You should not rely on it to build a legal case or safeguard your legal position. The University of Glamorgan and its employees cannot be held responsible for any legal or other redress due to errors in the notes. Seek professional legal advice before acting on what you read here.


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