The Data Protection Act

21 Sep 2015 | Webinars

Most market researchers handle personal data of the type covered by the Data Protection Act but the last ICG member survey showed that only 20% of us are registered.

This webinar is designed to inform ICG members about the Data Protection Act, what types of data are covered, whether you should register and how to register.

During the webinar Michelle Goddard (Director of Policy & Standards) and Julie Corney (Standards & Compliance Co-ordinator) from the MRS Standards Department discuss the nuts and bolts of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the implications for research. This is an important issue for researchers of all sizes as failure to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 can lead both to criminal liability and to breaches of various provisions in the MRS Code of Conduct. The webinar covers the importance of ICO notifications and focuses on the specific data protection issues that arise for researchers in the collection, use and processing of personal data.