Data Subjects

Within the Data Protection Act, the people data is about are called data subjects.

Data subjects have a number of rights. These include the right to:
  1. see data held on them on request.
  2. alter inaccurate or incorrect data.
  3. sue if data is wrong, and the mistake causes harm to them.

Data is collected by data controllers. A person called the data commissioner exists to help make sure the Act is followed.

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