Data protection act - avoid £500k fines and enhance security with safedrop
Monday, May 24, 2010 at 12:00PM
Angus Bradley

The governing body behind the Data Protection Act,  the ICO, was recently granted the power to fine organisations up to £500,000 if they don't meet the guidelines.

Here's a quick look at the 8 fundamental principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. The underlined points show where safedrop helps. If you're using a typical US based file sharing service, you're probably contravening points 7 & 8.

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More information on the DPA can be found here


Data Protection Act 1998 - The Principles

1 Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully.

2 Personal data shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes, and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes. 

3 Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which they are processed. 

4 Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date. 

5 Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes. 

6 Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under this Act. 

7 Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data. 

8 Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.


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