There are several sets of legislation in place which impact the way which Your Life Your Support manages information. Non‐compliance with this legislation carries financial penalties. Your Life Your Support must hold, and process, large amounts of personal data for its employees, applicants, clients and any other individuals used to carry out business.
Personal data is data which is related to a living individual who can be identified from that data or from that and other information which Your Life Your Support is in possession of. Some types of personal data can be more confidential than others, for example, details of a person’s physical health or mental condition, and such data is known as sensitive personal data.
This data is all subject to the Data Protection Act 1998 (Act) and Your Life Your Support therefore must ensure that it complies with the provisions of the Act. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the regulatory body which enforces compliance with the Act. Its powers include the power to fine for breaches of the Act.
Your Life Your Support complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the principles of the Act.
Your data will be fairly and lawfully processed. This includes provisions of appropriate information to individuals upon collection of their data by Your Life Your Support.
All personal data is processed in accordance with the rights of individuals under the Act. These rights are:
- access to the information held about them by Your Life Your Support (through a subject access request),
- prevention of processing likely to cause damage or distress;
- prevention of processing for direct marketing;
- prevention of automated decision making;
- rectification, blocking, erasure and destruction of data;
- compensation for damage caused by illegal processing; and
- the right to request that the ICO carry out an assessment of personal data processing;
If you would like more information on our Data Protection Policy please contact us and we will help in any way we can.