Data Protection Policy
The purpose of data protection legislation is to:
Ensure that personal data is not processed without the knowledge and,
except in certain cases the consent of the data subject,
Ensure that the personal data which is processed is accurate
Enforce a set of standards for the processing of such information.
The Data Protection Act of 1998 covers data held in manual files as well as
computer files and came into force on the 24th October 2001.
2 Policy Aim
The aim of this policy is to confirm the commitment of CCWA(NI) to ensure that
there is adherence to national best practice for dealing with Data Protection in
accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
3 Data Protection Policy Statement
The CCWA(NI) Reference Group is committed to meeting its obligations under
the Data Protection Act 1998 and will ensure that data collected and used will be
relevant to its legitimate purposes and will not be prejudicial to the interests of
CCWA(NI) Reference Group members, volunteers and beneficiaries. Anyone
involved in the processing of personal data will comply with the eight principles of
good practice as follows;
fairly and lawfully processed,
processed for legitimate purposes,
adequate, relevant and not excessive,
not kept longer than necessary,
processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights,
not transferred to other countries without adequate protection.
4 Policy Responsibility
The Chairman has specific responsibility for the effective implementation of this
policy and each member of the CCWA(NI) Reference Group also has
responsibilities to abide by and ensure adherence to the policy. In order to
implement this policy, we will ensure that:
The policy is communicated to all employees and volunteers involved in data
processing as part of the implementation and delivery of the project.