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

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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

Westlake v ZSL London Zoo (2015) An employment tribunal ruled that a London Zoo meerkat handler who got into a Christmas party fight with a monkey specialist over their love rivalry for a llama keeper was unfairly dismissed, however she received nothing in compensation.  The employment tribunal said that two zookeepers who got into a fight at London Zoo’s Christmas party should have received the same disciplinary sanction. At London Zoo’s Christmas party, zookeeper Ms Westlake got into a fight with a colleague, Ms Sanders. The fight appeared to originate over another zookeeper Mr Davies, Sanders’ former boyfriend who was... Read More
Westlake v ZSL London Zoo (2015) An employment tribunal ruled that a London Zoo meerkat handler who got into a…Meerkats v Monkeys
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