The Data Protection Act 1998 has significantly affected how companies can collect and process data. The Act is still being phased in and there are several new European Directives on e-commerce that affect websites and the management of data collected there. This handbook is a valuable reference for legal practitioners requiring a comprehensive overview of the rules regarding data collection and data protection. The book approaches data protection from two angles: for law firms giving advice to companies for law firms themselves as businesses. With contributions from expert practitioners, the book is practical and easy to read.
Table of Contents
1. Determining needs; 2. Data protection audits and reports; 3. Risks of non-compliance; 4. Notification; 5. Information requirements and fair processing; 6. Data handling; 7. Data security; 8. Data exports; 9. Rights of individuals; 10. Law firm compliance.
Peter Carey is a consultant with Charles Russell, visiting professor at The College of Law, and general editor of the Privacy & Data Protection journal. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of data protection and regularly advises law firms and commercial organisations on their data protection compliance issues. He is the author of Data Protection - A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law (2004) and E-Privacy and Online Data Protection (2002).