The Data Protection Act 1998 aims to promote high standards in the handling of personal information and to protect the individual's right to privacy.

The Data Protection Act 1998 applies to anyone holding information about living individuals in electronic format and, in some cases, on paper. Driverscope has a DPA policy in place (a full version of which is available upon request) and their staff is advised that they must follow the eight data protection principles of good information handling.

Personal information must be:

  • Fairly and lawfully processed
  • Processed for specified purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date
  • Kept for no longer than necessary
  • Processed in line with the rights of the individual
  • Kept secure
  • Not transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area unless there is adequate protection for the information.

At Driverscope we hold information about individuals who are customers, employees, suppliers and clients. We also hold data on behalf of our customers and all of our customers' data is classed as sensitive regardless of its nature. We hold a large amount of customer data already on our servers and it is our responsibility to keep it secure. The Driverscope DPA Policy is our code of practice and should be referenced whenever data protection issues arise.

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