Assess your Data Protection Act (DPA) compliance
- Do you process personal data?
- Do you think you may be subject to the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA)?
- Are you exposed to regulatory action for non-compliance?
The ideal tool for DPA compliance
This downloadable Data Protection Act / DPA Compliance Assessment Tool is designed for medium and smaller organisations to make an assessment of their current level of compliance with the DPA. It also provides recommendations and identifies guidance to help organisations close any gaps that are identified.
In the UK, any organisation that processes data (primarily electronic but a wide range of paper information is included) about living persons is defined as a data controller, and data controllers have specific obligations under the DPA.
Understand your DPA obligations
Do you understand the penalties for not complying to the DPA? The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 gave ICO powers to impose substantial fines on organisations that 'deliberately' or 'recklessly' commit serious breaches of the DPA - and failing to safeguard personal data on a laptop
is classed as reckless.
Are you at risk?
DPA compliance for small and medium sized organisations
The DPA Compliance Assessment Tool draws on core advice on DPA compliance from the UK Information Commissioner's Office, and contains a series of 16 key questions with associated recommendations and guidance that enable organisations to identify steps they need to deal with a specific issue or with a broad range of mitigation actions.
The DPA Compliance Assessment Tool is easy to install and use, and gives immediate answers and guidance. Developed by our experienced compliance team, and drawing on the DPA itself as well as existing best practice guidance, this tool will get you started on the route to ensuring actual DPA compliance.
IT Governance Publishing
Published: 01 Jul 2010
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