Call for Evidence on the data protection legislative
The Data Protection
Directive is to be reviewed at European government level which has led to the
Ministry of Justice to issue a ‘Call for Evidence’ on the current data
protection legislative framework in order to obtain views of organisations,
businesses and individuals on the current law.
effectively for a new EU data protection instrument, the Government needs
information about different aspects of the Data Protection Act 1998. This Call for
Evidence seeks information from organisations, businesses, individuals and
other stakeholders about the current law on data protection. It is aimed at
everyone who has an interest in data protection, whether in the public sector,
private sector or third sector.
Evidence on all aspects of
the legislation is being sought, but particularly in regards to the definitions
used, data subjects’ rights, data controllers’ obligations, the powers and
penalties of the Information Commissioner, the 8 data principles-based
approach, exemptions and international transfers. Evidence is requested by 6th October 2010.
This provides summary information and comment on the subject areas covered. Where employment tribunal and appellate court cases are reported, the information does not set out all of the facts, the legal arguments presented and the judgments made in every aspect of the case. Employment law is subject to constant change either by statute or by interpretation by the courts. While every care has been taken in compiling this information, we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. Specialist legal advice must be taken on any legal issues that may arise before embarking upon any formal course of action.