Guide to Data Protection Law 2017 for Data Subjects

What are the principles of data protection?

Fourth Data Protection Principle – Data accuracy

Data accuracy means that the information about you should be correct. This is especially important because personal information is often used to decide something about you.


An insurance company might base its rates on the years of your driving experience and your age. If the records say that you have 12 years of driving experience when, in fact, you have 22 years, you have a right to have the record corrected.

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