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Privacy Statement

PCG Ltd, and its forerunner, is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998. Registration under the Data Protection Act ensures that we deal with our members information in a manner in which you can rely.

The 1998 Act strengthens and extends the data protection regime created by the Data Protection Act 1984 which it will replace. In particular it

  • restates the data protection principles (a sort of statutory code of data protection good practice);
  • applies to certain structured manual records (which are not covered by the 1984 Act) as well as to computerised personal data;
  • introduces conditions which must be satisfied if personal data are to be processed, with additional conditions for sensitive data (eg data about ethnic origin, health);
  • strengthens individuals’ existing rights and creates some new ones (eg new express rights to be told who is processing your data and why; and to prevent personal data being used for direct marketing);
  • brings within its scope existing subject access rights created by other legislation;
  • renames the Data Protection Registrar as the Data Protection Commissioner and strengthens her powers;
  • replaces registration with new arrangements for notifying the Commissioner;
  • introduces new rules for the transfer of personal data to countries outside the EU.