Data Protection Act (DPA)

Data at rest and in motion
Data at rest and in motion

DPA'S objective is to control the collection, storage and use of personal data. It covers a whole lot of data held in different forms i.e. images and sound, media (paper, electronic, recordings, microfilm, etc.). The legislation consists of eight DPA principles for any organization processing personal data to comply. Specification for a Personal Information Management System (PIMS) support compliance with the DPA.

Professional Services

We use a framework to enable organizations to enable, maintain, and improve compliance to both US and European Legislation. SI-RM can assist you by:

  • Advise on contractual matters;
  • Advise on data protection issues in database, or other, developments;
  • Assessing risks to that personal information guidance;
  • Assisting to continuously improve the PIMS;
  • Develop and implement audit processes in compliance against your policies, procedures and the DPA itself;
  • Develop and implement policies, processes and procedures to support the eight DPA principles;
  • Identify and implement corrective and preventive actions;
  • Identifying the personal information processed within your organization;
  • Manage incidents to pinpoint a breach of the DPA;
  • Provide training in the DPA;
  • Undertake audits to verify compliance against your policies, procedures and the DPA itself;