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Processing Personal Data Lawfully

The Data Protection Act requires the process personal data fairly and lawfully. The requirement to process personal data fairly and lawfully is set out in the first data protection principle and is one of eight such principles at the heart of data protection. The main purpose of these principles is to protect the interests of the individuals whose personal data is being processed. They apply to everything you do with personal data, except where you are entitled to an exemption. For more information, please visit the Information Commissioner`s Office.