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HOW TO: Meet data legislation

Understanding and acting in accordance with data legislation is vital but, at times, confusing. Steph Barber, head of law at Law Hound provides five tips to understanding your data

Data legislation in England and Wales stems from the Data Protection Acts although various legislation, such as Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, also applies.

This places obligations on us about collecting, using and storing personal data and gives rights to data subjects (the people we hold data about). To ensure data legislation compliance follow these steps: