BCS Edinburgh Branch

Balancing business needs with Data Protection requirements

Sheelagh Keddie,

The Data Compliance Centre

Wednesday 17 January 2001. 6.30pm

Apex Hotel, Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Data Protection is the responsibility of everyone who handles personal data. Additionally as BCS professionals we have a code of conduct requiring us to ensure that we comply with relevant legislation. However, automated systems do not always, of themselves, ensure compliance; this relies both on system controls and characteristics and on practice and procedures outwith the remit of IT. This presentation will look at the Data Protection Principles, consider to what extent IT professionals have a duty to check that systems in which they are involved will comply and look at some ways in which compliance might be checked and demonstrated.