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Data Protection Act 1998 c. 29 Part II

Below taken from What Do They Know

Dear Rhondda Cynon Taff Council,

RE: Data Protection Act 1998 c. 29 Part II

I refer to the following:

Compensation for failure to comply with certain requirements.

(1)An individual who suffers damage by reason of any contravention by a data controller of any of the requirements of this Act is entitled to compensation from the data controller for that damage.

(2)An individual who suffers distress by reason of any contravention by a data controller of any of the requirements of this Act is entitled to compensation from the data controller for that distress if—

(a)the individual also suffers damage by reason of the contravention, or 
(b)the contravention relates to the processing of personal data for the special purposes.

(End)

1. Please could you provide details of the number of complaints that have come under the above. Preferably for the past 10 yrs or more (or to be fair here - as far back as possible).

2. Please could you provide details ( ditto time scale above) of the amounts of compensatory payments made by the Council - in particular to members of the Public .

3. Does the Council have any specific written guidance or code of practice or similar in place once a complaint of this nature has been :

a) Received

b) investigated and upheld?

Please provide details.

4. Are there any specific individuals who take responsibility for handling such matters to their conclusion? Or is it handled under your general complaints system?

5. What kinds of positive action would/could the Council take in putting a victim back to as best as possible situation had the breach not been suffered? ( compensation aside) Do you have any written guidelines or any written policies in place for this please?

Yours faithfully,

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/data_protection_act_1998_c_29_pa