An Act to make new provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to individuals, including the obtaining, holding, use or disclosure of such information. Information regarding gender history is covered by the Data Protection Act and is considered sensitive information so has stronger protection.

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The Data Protection Act controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government.

Everyone who is responsible for using data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’. They must make sure the information is:

There is stronger legal protection for more sensitive information, such as:


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