Data Protection

DESS fully endorses and adheres to the eight principles of the Data Protection Act.

These principles specify that personal data must be:

  • Processed fairly and lawfully.
  • Collated for a specified and lawful purpose and shall not be processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose.
  • Adequate, relevant and not excessive.
  • Accurate and kept up to date.
  • Not kept for longer than is necessary.
  • Processed in line with the data subject’s rights.
  • Kept secure from unauthorised or unlawful access.
  • Not transferred to a country or territory which does not have adequate data protection laws.

Information about The Data Protection Act can be found at: