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The Data Protection Act principles

  1. Personal data must be processed fairly and lawfully;
  2. Personal data must 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 must be adequate, relevant and not excessive;
  4. Personal data must be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;
  5. Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes must not be kept for longer than is necessary;
  6. Personal data must be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects;
  7. Appropriate technical and organisational measures must 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 must 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.