The sixth data protection principle requires data controllers to process personal data in accordance with individuals' rights. The Act sets out these rights in Part 2 of the Act and a brief guide to these rights can be downloaded here.
|Right of access to personal information||5|
|Right to prevent processing for direct marketing purposes||9|
|Right to prevent processing likely to cause substantial damage or distress||8|
|Rights in relation to automated decision making||10|
|Right to seek compensation||11|
|Right to take action to rectify, block, erase or destroy inaccurate data||12|
Right of access to personal information
The most frequently exercised right is that of access to personal information and such requests made by individuals are referred to as "subject access requests".
Advice and guidance is provided below regarding the obligation on a data controller to comply with this right and how to deal with requests. Information on the other rights can be found at the end of this page.
You may contact the Office if you have any concerns or queries regarding compliance with a subject access request.
To download these documents you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This is available free of charge from Adobe by using the following link:
|Title||File Size||Format||Document Title|
|Your Rights - compensation||(35 kb)||Acrobat PDF File||Your Rights - compensation|
|Your Rights - direct marketing||(35 kb)||Acrobat PDF File||Your Rights - direct marketing|
|Your Rights - automated decisions||(39 kb)||Acrobat PDF File||Your Rights - automated decisions|
|Your Rights - Inaccurate data||(35 kb)||Acrobat PDF File||Your Rights - Inaccurate data|
|Your Rights - stopping processing||(39 kb)||Acrobat PDF File||Your Rights - stopping processing|
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