Data Protection Compliance in the UK

Data Protection Compliance in the UK : A Pocket Guide

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The recent HMRC data breach - and the large number of other breaches reported since - raise a question about the extent to which those charged with handling personal data have been properly trained. The truth emerged in recent online survey carried out by IT Governance: only roughly half of employees handling personal information have been trained in their Data Protection Act ( DPA ) responsibilities. IT Governance has therefore published this new pocket guide to help organizations quickly get everyone responsible for data protection up to speed - and ensure that no one has grounds to complain of ignorance of the law! Written by leading data protection experts from international law firm Pinsent Masons LLP, this pocket guide provides everyone involved in the protection and security of personal data with clear guidance on the requirements of the DPA and how these must be met. The secure management of personal digital information is becoming a key challenge for public and private sector organisations alike, with the UK s Information Commissioner calling for DPA breaches to be subject to heavier and more strictly enforced penalties.
It is therefore essential that everyone responsible for securing personal data within an organisation has a practical understanding of their legal responsibilities. Data Protection Compliance in the UK has been published as an inexpensive and easily read introduction for any employee required to support compliance with the DPA. It: * Outlines UK and EU data protection regulations; * Describes the rights of individuals; * Explains the security obligations of organizations; * Addresses topics including o IT monitoring and interception, o enforcement provisions and o penalties for non-compliance. The book includes a helpful compliance checklist for staff, ensuring that its recommendations can swiftly be brought into practice.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 95 x 165 x 4mm | 50g
  • Ely, United Kingdom
  • 1905356498
  • 9781905356492

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1: Introduction and EU Regulations CHAPTER 2: Understanding the Definitions CHAPTER 3: Notifying Processing with the Information Commissioner CHAPTER 4: What are the Rights of Individuals? CHAPTER 5: Understanding and Applying Data Protection Principles 1 to 6 CHAPTER 6: Security Obligations and Data Processors CHAPTER 7: Transferring Data Overseas CHAPTER 8: Applying Exemptions CHAPTER 9: Marketing using Electronic Methods CHAPTER 10: IT Monitoring and Interception CHAPTER 11: Enforcement Provisions CHAPTER 12: Penalties for Non-compliance CHAPTER 13: Compliance Checklist for Staff APPENDIX: Abbreviations ITG RESOURCES:
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About Rosemary Jay

Rosemary Jay is a partner with Pinsent Masons LLP. She heads the Information Law Team and advises public and private sector bodies on the law of data protection, privacy, access and surveillance. She is the author of Data Protection Law and Practice published by Sweet & Maxwell. Rosemary may be contacted via or on +44 (0) 161 234 8374. Further information is available at Jenna Clarke is a trainee with Pinsent Masons LLP. Her experience in the Information Law Team includes advising and writing on data protection and freedom of information.
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