Guide to Data Protection Act for Data Controllers

Data Protection Principles

The DPA is built on eight fundamental principles that regulate the processing of personal data:

First data protection principle: Fair and lawful processing

Second data protection principle: Purpose limitation

Third data protection principle: Data minimization

Fourth data protection principle: Data accuracy

Fifth data protection principle: Storage limitation

Sixth data protection principle: Respect for the individual’s rights

Seventh data protection principle: Security – integrity and confidentiality

Eighth data protection principle: International transfers

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