Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 was created to ensure that information about individuals is processed in accordance with the rights provided in the Data Protection Act 1998 together with providing them with safeguards to prohibit any non-compliant or unauthorised processing.

The Act works in two ways. Firstly, it states that anyone who processes personal information must comply with eight principles, which make sure that personal information is:

  • Fairly and lawfully processed
  • Processed for limited purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Accurate and up to date
  • Not kept for longer than is necessary
  • Processed in line with your rights
  • Secure
  • Not transferred to other countries without adequate protection

The second area covered by the Act provides individuals with important rights, including the right to find out what personal information is held on computer and most paper records.

Should you feel that you are being denied access to personal information that you are entitled to, or feel that your information has not been handled according to the eight principles (above), you can contact the Data Protection Manager at One Vision Housing (details below) 

Data Protection Manager,
One Vision Housing Limited,
Atlantic House,
Dunnings Bridge Road,
Bootle,
L30 4TH

Alternatively email enquiries@ovh.org.uk

Further information can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office – details below:

Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545745

www.ico.org.uk/