The Data Protection Act 1998
The Data Protection Act 1998 allowed the United Kingdom to ratify the 1991 Council of Europe Convention for protecting personal privacy in electronic data files. The Convention tried to balance the right to automatically process data, personal privacy protection and the free flow of personal data between ratifying states in the interests of business. The act has procedures and enforcement powers to make sure that those controlling personal data comply with the law, while it provides the subjects of personal data with means to challenge any misuse of that information.
Publication Name: Industrial Relations Law Bulletin
Tips for using the Internet to best advantage
The Internet can be a valuable tool in legal research. The prospective researcher will need to acquire the necessary computer hardware and software for Net use, and to learn how to use Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Explorer. E-mail, ListServs, newsgroups and search engines are devices necessary to discovering how technology can interact with the law.
Publication Name: Estate Planning
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