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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Data Protection: Law and Practice 4th ed with 1st Supplement isbn 9780414034921

Data Protection: Law and Practice 4th ed

ISBN13: 9780414024960
New Edition ISBN: 9780414034921
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780421954700
Published: December 2012
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Data Protection Law & Practice provides a comprehensive treatment of data protection law in the UK. It goes through the principles of data protection and privacy laws, clarifying the background to UK and EU legislation, and explaining how the law works in practice.

This new edition is up-to-date with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 and explains the new rules on cookies, the new requirements to report personal data breaches and the enhanced enforcement powers of the Information Commissioner.

  • Deals with enforcement of the Data Protection Act, including the many exemptions
  • Examines the related development of confidentiality and privacy law under human rights law
  • Explains areas such as the use of personal data in marketing and the monitoring of employees
  • Discusses the relationship between the Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act
  • Provides guidance on relevant European and international developments
  • Explores the implications of the most recent cases
  • Reviews the data protection laws of the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey
  • Covers all the issues relating to pan-European databases, including Europol, Schengen and other systems
  • Contains practical tools for everyday use, including precedents, sample forms and letters

Data Protection
Background, History and EU Context
Privacy rights and the misuse of Private information
Interpretation of the Act and Key definitions, Including Territorial Applications
Data Protection and Rights of Access under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
Grounds for processing The Principles
Security of personal data Overseas or Cross Border Transfers of Personal Data
Individual Rights – General Points
Subject Access
Right to Prevent Processing
Rights Relating to Automated Systems
Compensation and Other Individual Remedies Exemptions for Regulations, National Security, Crime Control and Taxation
Exemptions for the protection of the Individual: Family, Employers, Health, Social Work, and Schools Information
Exemptions for the Special Purposes: Journalistic, Literary and Artisitic Research
Miscellaneous Exemptions
Complaints, Assessments and Enforcement powers of the Commissioner
Criminal enforcement by the Commissioner
Access to Criminal Records and Enforced Subject Access
Electronic Communication and the Privacy and Electronic Communication (EC Directive) Regulation 2003
Monitoring of Communications Data Retention Data Sharing
The Commissioner and the First Tier Tribunal
(Information Rights) Data Protection Laws in Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man

Appendix A: Data Protection Act 1998
Appendix B: Freedom of Information Act 2000 PT VII (ss68-73),PT VIII (s.74), Sch .2 9PtII, paras 16-22),Sc.4.
Appendix C:EC Directive 95/45/EC
Appendix D: Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003
Appendix E: Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice) (Interception of Communication) Regulations 2000
Appendix F: Regulation of Information Act 2000, PT 1 Chaps 1&2
Appendix G : Passage of the Act through Parliament