The Data Protection Act 1998 provides the main legal framework for the restricted accessibility of records pertaining to the private details of the lives of U.K. citizens and residents.
In this regard, a Data Protection Act 1998 summary can provide the eight basic principles which were enacted as enforceable provisions through the passage of the Data Protection Act 1998, as pertain to the need to defend archives of private data from any attempts to, maliciously, mistakenly, or otherwise wrongfully, gain access to them without the consent of and against the wishes of the people to whom they refer.
In this respect, the Data Protection Act 1998 was passed into law as an Act of Parliament not simply for its own sake, but also as a means of modifying, or replacing, the older precedent of the 1984 Data Protection Act legislation. In addition, any Data Protection 1998 summary accessed by a person to whom this legislation refers should be aware that it also supplemented and replaced the previous Access to Personal Files Act 1987, and that it was later modified in its own right by the passage of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC) Regulations 2003 legislation by Parliament.
A Data Protection Act 1998 summary will indicate that, for U.K. citizens, they may create and issue personal records to the proper authorities safely. These documents will not be subject to unauthorized usage, access, or periods of maintenance. Moreover, the people to whom they refer can expect regular updates, and may effect corrections if the need arises.