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Data Protection Guide

By Lasa Information Systems Team

The Data Protection Guide provides a plain language overview of the Data Protection Act and how it affects third sector organisations.

The 1998 Data Protection Act affects almost all voluntary organisations. However, many struggle to understand it, and worry that they might get into trouble by not complying. Or they take an over-cautious approach and allow their work to be hampered by unnecessarily tight restrictions. The Data Protection Act need not be a major problem. In fact applying good Data Protection practice means asking questions that can actually help improve services or procedures.

This guide aims to demystify the Act and give you a framework for deciding what your organisation needs to do about it, including the meaning of 'Personal Data', preventing harm, appropriate security and confidentiality, what to do if things go wrong, transparency, consent and much more.

Download the Data Protection Guide (PDF, 209Kb)

Published in 2021 by Lasa


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Lasa Information Systems Team
Lasa's Information Systems Team provides a range of services to third sector organisations including ICT Health Checks and consulting on the best application of technology in your organisation. Lasa IST maintains the knowledgebase. Follow us on Twitter @LasaICT

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Published: 20th October 2021

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