05/20/2007: "Data protection act - end of transitional period"
The data protection act dictates how businesses and individuals should process other people's information. It came into force in 1984. It was updated in 1998 in order to better fit the new computing business environment.
The government decided on a transitional period that will end on October 2007, after which time if your business is not 100% up to scratch on the new 1998 additions then you can't use the excuse "We were just about to impliment that system" or "it took us awhile to purchase and set up all th erequired compents" as you've had enough time to comply with the act while not endangering your business finances.
Thanks for all the emails recently from new clients wanting to find missing relatives - I guess the summer weather makes you all want to go trips etc with old family and firends. Give me an email if you need a UK missing person found.