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Data Protection Act European legislation

UKThe United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) have strict data protection regulations and security requirements surrounding the use of cloud-based software solutions.

The UK Data Protection Act 1998 is a United Kingdom Act of Parliament which defines UK law on the processing of data on identifiable living people. It is the main piece of legislation that governs the protection of personal data in the UK. The main intent is to protect individuals against misuse or abuse of information about them. The DPA was first composed in 1984 and was updated in 1998.

The Data Protection Act places clear demands upon those holding personal data in terms of the security that must be applied to protect it. It is necessary to apply a wide range of security measures to meet these standards.UK Data Protection The fundamental principles specify that personal data must:

  • be processed fairly and lawfully.
  • be processed in accordance with the rights and freedoms of data subjects.
  • be protected against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage.
  • not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory protects the rights and freedoms of the data subjects.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

The Commissioner’s decisions are subject to the supervision of the Courts and the Information Tribunal. The Office’s mission is to “uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals”.

In terms of cloud-based applications, the ICO recently released, , which is a guide to help clarify cloud services and applications responsibilities. Most importantly, responsibility for data protection remains with the data controller. And particular consideration should be given to mitigating the security risks relating to personal data. Foreign law enforcement agencies may have the power to demand access to personal data stored in a foreign data center. Failing to protect private data can result in an ICO fine.

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