Your right to access your personal information under the data protection act

dpa

Section 7: 

 

You have the right to see the personal data held about you and to be provided with certain related information when you make a subject access request.

 

Section 10: 

 

You have the right to require that your personal data is not processed in a way that causes you damage or distress.

 

Section 11: 

 

You have the right to require that your personal data is not processed for direct marketing.

 

Section 12: 

 

You have the right to require that decisions which significantly affect you are not made solely based on the processing of personal data by automated means.

Section 14: 

 

You have the right to request the rectification, blocking, erasure and destruction of incorrect information.

 

Section 42: 

 

You have the right to request the Information Commissioner to carry out an assessment as to whether processing of personal data, which directly affects you, is being carried out in compliance with the DPA 1998.

 

Section 13: 

 

You have the right to claim compensation in the civil courts where you have suffered damage as a result of a data controller’s failure to comply with the DPA 1998.

 

 

Case Study

In the Scottish case of Collins v First Quench Retailing Ltd [2003], Ms Jacqueline Collins was awarded £179,000 from her employers when the off-license she managed was robbed. Ms Collins had been the manager of Victoria Wine, run by First Quench Retailing, for about ten years. When Mrs Collins started in the shop she had been concerned about security and raised this with management. Since 1977 there had been 13 reported crimes at the shop, including five thefts, one minor assault, one serious assault and one assault with intent to rob. There were two armed robberies in 1994 and four... Read More
Ms Jacqueline Collins was awarded £179,000 from her employers when the off-license she managed was robbed.Collins v First Quench Retailing Ltd
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