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: