The UK Data Protection Acts

  • John M. D. Hunter
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


The advent of computer systems enabled governments and commercial undertakings to collect, amass and process information concerning individuals, their private lives and their employment. Unfortunately, this activity was not regulated and there were a number of notorious abuses of this information both by governmental and commercial organisations. These abuses generally took the form of the organisation taking arbitrary action based on errors in the information held about the victims. The most common of these abuses seemed to emanate from credit agencies and social security offices.


Personal Data Information Security Data Protection Data Subject Sonal Data 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. D. Hunter
    • 1
  1. 1.CISM GroupCranfield University, RMCSShrivenham, SwindonUK

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