HC Deb 21 January 2003 vol 398 c283W
Mr. Peter Duncan

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what guidance is given to Government Departments in dealing with information on individual files that has been accepted as inaccurate under the Data Protection Act 1998. [92187]

Yvette Cooper

General guidance on compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 is issued by the Information Commissioner. The Commissioner's booklet, "The Data Protection Act: Legal Guidance", contains a section on complying with the requirement in the 1998 Act's fourth data protection principle that personal data must be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.