The Data Protection Act 1998 was passed on 16 July 1998. Guidance on the general application of the act can be found on the Information Commissioner's website.

Code of practice

A code of practice for archivists and records managers was produced jointly by The National Archives, the Society of Archivists, the Records Management Society and the National Association for Information Management. The Information Commissioner is satisfied that it provides clear authoritative advice that should promote good practice, and it was published on that basis in October 2007.

Code of practice for archivists and records managers under Section 51(4) of the Data Protection Act (PDF, 0.58Mb)

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