CHAPTER 5: UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING DATA PROTECTION PRINCIPLES 1 TO 6

The rules for how personal data must be processed are found in the eight data protection principles. One of the principles deals with security and another with overseas transfer; these are dealt with in separate chapters. In this chapter, we look at principles 1 to 6:

• Principles 1 and 2 deal with the basic rules for allowing processing of personal data to take place and the restrictions on what data controllers can do with the data.

• Principles 3, 4 and 5 deal with data quality.

• Principle 6 deals with the rights of data subjects.

Principle 1 requires a data controller to process personal data fairly and lawfully. It imposes a restriction on any processing unless the ...

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