The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) controls how personal information relating to living people is dealt with.  It lays down detailed conditions for the processing of personal data.

The aim of the DPA is to control the use of personal data and ensure that all data holders follow a standard approach. There are eight data protection principles in the Act, which when followed, should result in personal data being dealt with properly.

We are committed to handling your personal data in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act.

The DPA also gives rights to individuals to access information held about them and to have inaccurate data corrected or erased.