The full Data Protection Act and all of its associated regulations came into force on 1 March 2000. The two main objectives are:
There are eight data protection principles that data controllers must comply with, even if they are exempt from notification.
In summary, the principles require that data shall be:
If you want to make a request to see your personal data, this is called a subject access request and we are allowed to charge you a fee of up to £10 before providing the information to you.
Requests should be sent to:
Richard C Arnold Optometrists
3,4 Exchange Buildings
We will deal with your request as quickly as possible, normally within the 40 calendar days limit set by the DPA. The 40 days will start after payment of the fee. You may also be asked to supply proof of your identity.
Our full Freedom of Information policy is maintained in our Procedures Handbook and is available on request. Please ask if you would like to see the policy.