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


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

Introduction Employment law recognises three types of working individual for employment status, which are; An Employee A worker (Limb b) A self-employed contractor These categories are very important because it is your employment status that determines your statutory rights at work. Employee’s have all the rights in the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996), workers have a few and self-employed individuals have none. In Clyde and Co LLP v Bates van Winkelhof, the Supreme Court said that the law recognises two types of self-employed people. The first type are micro-entrepreneurs or professionals contracting with clients or customers. The second type, who... Read More
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