Data Protection Act 1998 comes fully into force

Implementation date: 24 October 2001

The Act gives employees the right to access personal data held on them by employers. This brings to an end the first transitional relief period under the Data Protection Act 1998. The second transitional relief period ends on 24 October 2007, when manual or paper-based records held in a 'relevant filing system' developed before 24 October 1998 must fully comply with the Act. The Act can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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