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Data Protection Principles Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

Data Protection Principles

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.


Principle 1 – fair and lawful
Principle 2 – purposes
Principle 3 – adequacy
Principle 4 – accuracy
Principle 5 – retention
Principle 6 – rights
 ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ a. Subject access request
 ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ b. Damage or distress
 ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ c. Preventing direct marketing
 ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ d. Automated decision taking
 ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ e. Correcting inaccurate personal data
 ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ f. Compen­sation
Principle 7 – security
Principle 8 – intern­ational


1. Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully and, in partic­ular, shall not be processed unless –

(a) at least one of the conditions in Schedule 2 is met, and
(b) in the case of sensitive personal data, at least one of the conditions in Schedule 3 is also met.

2. Personal data shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes, and shall not be further processed in any manner incomp­atible with that purpose or those purposes.

3. Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which they are processed.

4. Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.

5. Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

6. Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under this Act.

7. Approp­riate technical and organi­sat­ional measures shall be taken against unauth­orised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destru­ction of, or damage to, personal data.

8. Personal data shall not be transf­erred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.