Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK Law

Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK Law

by Peter Carey

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Now in its sixth edition, this invaluable handbook provides a complete guide to the practical application of data protection law in the UK. It is fully updated and expanded to include coverage of significant developments in the practice of data protection, and takes account of new legislation since the last edition. The sixth edition includes coverage of the Data Protection Act 2018, Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, and the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020, and contains relevant analysis of the effect of Brexit on UK data protection law.

Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK Law is essential reading for all those working with data protection issues, including in compliance departments in both the public and private sectors, as well as in-house and private practice lawyers, company secretaries, HR Officers, marketing executives and IT specialists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198853565
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/29/2020
Edition description: 6th ed.
Pages: 752
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Peter Carey is a Solicitor and Consultant to London law firm Charles Russell Speechleys, Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, and Senior Lecturer at PDP Training. He is described by the British Computer Society as 'one of Europe's leading data protection experts.' He advises on all aspects of data protection compliance and leads various public and bespoke training courses on data protection. Peter is Head of the Examination Board of the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection (

Date of Birth:

May 7, 1943

Place of Birth:

Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia


Monash University (no degree)

Table of Contents

1. Historical Perspective, Territorial Scope, and Terminology
2. Data Protection Principles
3. Fair, Lawful, and Transparent Processing
4. Special Categories of Data
5. Data Security and Breach Notifications
6. International Data Transfers
7. The Rights of Individuals
8. Enforcement and the Role of the Regulator
9. Outsourcing Personal Data Processing
10. Electronic Communications
11. Data Protection Impact Assessments
12. Role of the Data Protection Officer
13. Creating a Data Protection Compliance Programme

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