The Data Protection Act 1998 is the key piece of legislation that all researchers need to understand. The Act impacts every aspect of the research process.
The Data Protection Act 1998 governs the collection and processing personal data - information about identifiable people.
Our Guidelines cover every step of the research process, from commissioning and design of research, though interviewing and data processing to reporting of findings and storage and destruction of data, helping researchers and their clients stay within the law.
This material is provided for information only. It is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Specific legal advice should be taken in relation to specific issues.