Data Protection Guide

A Guide for Policy Engagement Video

 

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This part of “The Keys to Data Protection” explains what data protection is, why it is needed, and how to works. It also outlines why it is essential for the exercise of the right to privacy. This part also provides a brief outline of data protection in practice.
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This part of “The Keys to Data Protection” presents what should be provided for in the general provisions of a data protection law including the object and purpose of the law and definitions.
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This part of “The Keys to Data Protection” presents and explains seven key data protection principles, derived from regional and international frameworks, covering elements such as minimisation, storage limitation, and accountability.
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This part of “The Keys to Data Protection” presents eight key rights for individuals (also known as ‘data subjects’) that should be followed and enforced by those who process personal data, including the right to access, the right to object, and the right to an effective remedy.
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This part of “The Keys to Data Protection” outlines and explains the legal basis permitted for the processing of personal data, which should be limited and clearly articulated in law.
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This part of “The Keys to Data Protection” presents the responsibilities, obligations, and liability of those who process personal data, to ensure data controllers and processors are held accountable under the law.
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This part of “The Keys to Data Protection” outlines the models and structures as well as powers and functions of an independent supervisory authority, which plays an essential role as an independent oversight and enforcement mechanism of data protection law.
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This part of “The Keys to Data Protection” provides links to further resources and outlines avenues for engagement which we hope will encourage more civil society organisations to engage in policy developments and legal processes on data protection.