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on 10 May 2004
You can get a copy of Legal Guidance for Data Protection from the Information Commissioners website [...] Click on Data Protection and go to guidance notes. It will cost you nothing. But it is out of date.
On the other hand if you want to take Data Protection seriously then this is the book for you. Rosemary Jay combines her past experience of prosecuting for the Information Commissioner's office with her current experience of defending against its pitfalls, all in a language non lawyers can understand.
I wouldnt suggest it for the beginner but for the student and serious practioner get it on your book shelf.
The case studies are invaluable and the indexing greatly facilitates research. Personally I would like to have seen more about the impact on investigations and fraud but perhaps in the next issue.
To be well on the way to understanding the extremely complicated Privacy Laws you really only need this book.
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VINE VOICEon 29 April 2009
This is a fantastic, all-encompassing book about our UK data protection legislation. It is suitable for both academics and practitioners. The authors give an excellent overview of the legislation and provide the necessary background. Also and importantly, data protection legislation is placed in the context of human rights and freedom of information, thus allowing the reader to obtain a much richer understanding. I have made chapters of this book mandatory reading for my students, as it is one of the best texts currently available.
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