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What is the data protection act?

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Published on Mar 31, 2023 and edited on May 4, 2023 by Iron Brands

The Data Protection Act (DPA) is a UK law that was enacted in 1998 and updated in 2018. It is designed to protect the personal data of individuals, and it applies to any organization that processes personal data. The DPA sets out several principles that organizations must follow when handling personal data, giving individuals certain rights concerning their personal data.

The DPA applies to any organization that processes personal data, including public and private sector organizations. This means it applies to businesses, charities, public authorities, and other organizations that handle personal data. The DPA covers various activities, including collecting, storing, using, and disclosing personal data.

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