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Data Protection Act 1984

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Preliminary

    1. 1.Definition of " data " and related expressions

    2. 2.The data protection principles

    3. 3.The Registrar and the Tribunal

  3. Part II Registration and Supervision of Data Users and Computer Bureaux

    1. Registration

      1. 4.Registration of data users and computer bureaux

      2. 5.Prohibition of unregistered holding etc. of personal data

      3. 6.Applications for registration and for amendment of registered particulars

      4. 7.Acceptance and refusal of applications

      5. 8.Duration and renewal of registration

      6. 9.Inspection etc. of registered particulars

    2. Supervision

      1. 10.Enforcement notices

      2. 11.De-registration notices

      3. 12.Transfer prohibition notices

    3. Appeals

      1. 13.Rights of appeal

      2. 14.Determination of appeals

    4. Miscellaneous and supplementary

      1. 15.Unauthorised disclosure by computer bureau

      2. 16.Powers of entry and inspection

      3. 17.Disclosure of information

      4. 18.Service of notices

      5. 19.Prosecutions and penalties

      6. 20.Liability of directors etc

  4. Part III Rights of Data Subjects

    1. 21.Right of access to personal data

    2. 22.Compensation for inaccuracy

    3. 23.Compensation for loss or unauthorised disclosure

    4. 24.Rectification and erasure

    5. 25.Jurisdiction and procedure

  5. Part IV Exemptions

    1. 26.Preliminary

    2. 27.National security

    3. 28.Crime and taxation

    4. 29.Health and social work

    5. 30.Regulation of financial services etc

    6. 31.Judicial appointments and legal professional privilege

    7. 32.Payrolls and accounts

    8. 33.Domestic or other limited purposes

    9. 34.Other exemptions

    10. 35.Examination marks

  6. Part V General

    1. 36.General duties of Registrar

    2. 37.Co-operation between parties to Convention

    3. 38.Application to government departments and police

    4. 39.Data held, and services provided, outside the United Kingdom

    5. 40.Regulations, rules and orders

    6. 41.General interpretation

    7. 42.Commencement and transitional provisions

    8. 43.Short title and extent

  7. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1

      The data protection principles

    2. Schedule 2

      The Data Protection Registrar and the Data Protection Tribunal

    3. Schedule 3

      Appeal proceedings

    4. Schedule 4

      Powers of entry and inspection

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