Data protection and new technologies
A note examining the application of the Data Protection Act 1998 to the use of new surveilance technologies, including Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), the internt of things, smart metering, biometrics, identity cards, body scaners, DNA databases, e-mail screening and privacy-enhancing technologies.
Please note that this Practice note is currently under review.
UK data protection law will change on 25 May 2018, when the EU General Data Protection Regulation takes effect, replacing the Data Protection Act 1998. See EU General Data Protection Regulation toolkit for information on the new Regulation and Practical Law's updating policy.