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Data Protection Act

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Course Name: Data Protection Act
Course Code: Data_Protection_Act
Course duration: 30 minutes
Course introduction: The Data Protection Act 1998 sets rules for processing personal information and applies to personal data held in structured manual files as well as those held on computers. It deals with the processing of both sensitive and non-sensitive personal data.
Course objectives: This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the principles and purpose of the Act
  • Understand the key terminology associated with the Act
  • Know what is classified as sensitive personal data
  • Know how to process sensitive personal data
  • Know the eight data protection principles
  • Know how to ensure that personal data is securely kept
  • Know what to do when giving out personal information over the phone
  • Know the rights of data subjects
  • Learn about ‘Subject Access Requests’
  • Learn what can happen if a data controller fails to respond to a request
  • Know what to do if a request requires the disclosure of health information
  • Understand the key difference between the Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act

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