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How Data Protection Act work for Data Storage.

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How Data Protection Act work for Data Storage.

“Data Security is known as a process that saves and protects databases, files, documents, and accounts on a network”.



Data privacy issues are significant aspect to get better insight on the data in huge amounts. It helps to enable an application and techniques which identify the importance of various datasets. Client-business data is one of the important resources an organization has. The Data Protection Act was developed for security and lay down rules about how data related to people can be used. Data protection Act is a law built to protect personal data on computers. The basic way it works is by setting up the rules, having a information commissioner to enforce the rules to users. Data protection solutions is concerned about the best possible treatment of information and to check whether data is shared with third parties? And Is data legally collected? Regulatory restriction such as GDPR, HIPAA, CCPA frequently spin around information security. The purpose of Data Protection Act is to control the way the information is handled and to give legal right to the user. Let’s get to know about the principles of data security:

  • Data must be gathered and used fairly within the law.
  • Data aimed to be collected must be reasonable.
  • Data must be used for registered purposes and should not be sellable.
  • Data must be adequate and relevant as stated.
  • It must be accurate and be keep updated on regularly basis.
  • The data must not be kept longer than the required purpose.
  • The data collected must be keep safe and secure.
  • Source Data collected must not to be moved outside of the European economic area (EEA).

Timeline of Data Privacy Law and Act:

US Privacy Act 1974

Maintains restriction on data stored and kept by government agencies.

Health Insurance Portability and 1996 Accountability Act (HIPPA)

Secures the health Information.

Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) 1999

Protects financial non-public personal information (NPI)

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) 2000

Protects children Data.

The privacy rules 2000

Fortifies HIPPA and secures private health information.

Sarbanes- Oxley Act (SOX) 2002

Protect the people from fraudulent practices by the companies.

Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) 2002

Regulate and instruct companies to protect the data.

ISO 27001-year 2013

Works as a framework for information security management system.

General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) 2018

Purpose is to protect EU citizens personal data.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) 2020

Restrict the way a company collect and use the data.


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