- Data protection
The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) regulates the way we handle information about living individuals by prescribing a set of rules known as the “data protection” principles. These principles are designed to ensure that there are certain safeguards in place which protect individuals’ privacy. A number of specific sets of information are exempt from the DPA.
Guidance on the application of the DPA can be found on the Information Commissioner's website.
How we handle information requests for personal data
Any request that we receive for information which constitutes personal data will be treated as a request made under the DPA whether or not the personal data relates to the person making the request. Generally, an individual is entitled only to their own personal data, and not to information relating to other people.
A request for any personal data held by us can be made by contacting us.
Last updated: February 2013