Data Protection Policy
The Data Protection Act 2001 regulates the processing of personal data whether held electronically or in manual form. The Department Technology in Education, Education Division, which in terms to the Act is the Data Controller is set to fully comply with the Data Protection Principles as set out in the Act.
The Department, which functions under the Education Act 1988 needs to process information about its clients: e.g. to offer courses, to gather information about children of 5 years of age not attending a school, etc.
All data subjects are entitled to know what information the Department holds and processes about them and why; how to gain access to it; how to keep it up to date; what the Department is doing to comply with its obligations under the Data Protection Act 2001.
All data subjects have the right to access any personal information kept about them by the Department, either on computer or in manual files. Request to access to personal information by data subjects must be made in writing and addressed to the:
|The Data Controller
Department of Technology in Education
An identification document such as a photocopy of the Identity Card, photocopy of passport, etc. of the data subject making the request must be submitted with the request. Such identification material will be returned to the data subject.
The Department aims to comply as quickly as possible with requests for access to personal information and will ensure that it is provided within a reasonable time unless there is good reason for delay. When a request for access cannot be met within a reasonable time, the reason will be explained in writing to the data subject making the request.
All data subject have the right to request that their information be amended, erased or not used in the event the data is incorrect.
The Data Protection Act 2001 sets down a formal procedure for dealing with data subject access requests, which the Education Division follows.
For more information visit the website about Data Protection.