The ICO exists to empower you through information.

These three modules look at the principles that underpin the UK’s data protection laws. Understanding the principles will help you take the right steps to make sure you’re handling people’s data correctly.

Please note: there may be some terminology which needs updating in some of these modules, which we will update over time. However you should still find the content useful in training your staff in the key points of the relevant legislation. To make sure you're accessing the latest content, use the resources on our website rather than downloading them.

Principles (Part 1) – Lawful processing

Principles (Part 2) – Purpose limitation, data minimisation, accuracy and storage limitation

Principles (Part 3) – Security, accountability and governance


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