What activities are regulated by the Data Protection Act?

The Act regulates the processing of personal data. Processing means:

Obtaining it

Recording it

Holding it

Carrying out any operation on it including:

(a) organising, adapting or altering it

(b) retrieving, consulting or using it

(c) disclosing it by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making it available, or

(d) aligning, combining, blocking, erasing or destroying it.

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