The Importance Of The Data Protection Act
The Data Protection Act governs how personal data is used by organisations, businesses, and the government.
Personal data is data that relates to a living individual who can be identified from the contents of the data. The Data Protection Act has several purposes, though the legislation is largely designed to protect individuals from having their personal information misused, exploited, or mishandled.
Human error has a well-documented history of causing data breaches. According to a CybSafe analysis of data from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), human error was the cause of approximately 90 percent of data breaches in 2019.
Under the Data Protection Act 2018, you have the right to find out what information is stored about you. These include the right to:
• Be informed about how your data is being used
• Access personal data
• Have incorrect data updated
• Have data erased
• Stop or restrict the processing of your data
• Object to how your data is processed in certain circumstances
At 1st Choice Insurance, we understand our responsibility to handle your personal data with care, keep it secure, and comply with applicable data protection laws. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
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