The Data Protection Act from a European Perspective
Looks at the legal issues associated with the 1998 Data Protection Act (within the European Union).
This paper examines the legal issues that small to medium-sized electronic commerce enterprises face from the 1998 Data Protection Act (within the European Union).
“The 1998 Data Protection Act puts legal constraints upon Small to Medium sized Enterprises. The new Act does not venture far from the rules set down by its predecessor, but principle seven and eight now assert that an individuals personal data should be held securely, and should not be transferred to a country outside the European Union with inadequate Data Protection laws. Trade between Small to Medium sized Enterprises inside the European Union with organisations outside have now become difficult, even illegal in certain circumstances. Organisations across the World are now defining ground breaking legal models for World Wide Data Protection. It is seen as only a matter of time before its implementation.”