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A. Legislation / Code of Practice

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The following legislation should be considered when looking at Data Protection;

  • Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003 - set out the principles of data protection, which establish requirements in relation to the holding, use and disclosure of personal data. 
  • Freedom of Information Acts, 1997 and 2003 - establish the right of members of the public to obtain access to official information held relating to them by government departments, and certain other Organisations which are funded by the state.