Guidance

Data Protection Act: General Processing

This Part of the Data Protection Act covers general processing of personal data

Documents

General Processing Factsheet

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Data Protection Bill: Statement of Intent

General Data Protection Regulation

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General Processing Impact Assessment

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Keeling Schedule - General Data Protection Regulation

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Details

The General Processing part of the Act:

  • Enables easier access to your own data.

  • Provides a new right to data portability: it is now easier to transfer your personal data between service providers.

  • Provides a strengthened right to be forgotten: when you no longer want your data to be processed, and provided that there are no legitimate grounds for retaining it, the data must be deleted, and a right for 18 year olds to have data removed.

  • Provides a new right to know when your data has been hacked.

  • Provides exemptions to support businesses and enable innovation.

Published 25 May 2018