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Data Protection and Compliance in Context by Stewart Room

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THE SEVENTH DATA PROTECTION PRINCIPLE

The seventh data protection principle exists to ensure the security of personal data undergoing processing. It says:

7. Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.

Appropriate technical measures

The interpretation says the following about appropriate technical measures:

Having regard to the state of technological development and the cost of implementing any measures, the measures must ensure a level of security appropriate to –

  1. the harm that might result from such unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction or damage as are ...

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