Data Protection and Compliance in Context is a comprehensive guide which: 1.explains the content of data protection laws; 2.provides practical advice on protecting data privacy under the Data Protection Act, human rights laws and freedom of information legislation; 3.gives data controllers a platform for building compliance strategies. Data protection law covers the processing of information relating to individuals: something we all do. Every business and every person with a PC comes under the Data Protection Act 1998, an Act that has already had a massive effect upon our business and private lives. The concept of data processing is extremely wide, covering every conceivable thing that can be done on or towards personal data: from its initial collection right through to its final deletion, including its organization, alteration, use and disclosure. Written by Stewart Room, the National Chair of the National Association of Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officers, Data Protection and Compliance in Context enables the safe navigation of this difficult area.