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Data Protection and Compliance in Context by Stewart Room

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THE THIRD DATA PROTECTION PRINCIPLE

The third data protection principle says:

3. Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which they are processed.

The third data protection principle imposes three identifiable requirements on the data controller. First, the personal data must be adequate. Second, the personal data must be relevant. Third, the personal data must not be excessive.

Unfortunately, Schedule 1, Part II of the DPA does not contain any interpretation for the third data protection principle, but it is clear from its wording that the third data protection principle requires the data controller to process the correct amount of information of the correct type, judged by reference ...

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