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Posted by: Shelley Waite, 23 May 2012 7:42PM
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Do I need to register myself with the data protection act?


Hi, I am just starting my first therapy business. Obviously I will be taking clients' details and processing it (i.e. keeping it in a password protected Excel document - is this secure enough??). I will also use their info to send them vouchers/promotions etc. and will allow people to sign up for my newsletter via my website at some point. Do I therefore need to register with the data protection act? Shelley

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Ashling Cullen
23 May 2012 9:03PM

Hello Shelley, Yes, you do need to register with the ICO Information Commissioner's Office, here's the web site if anyone needs the details. http://ico.gov.uk/ Kind regards Ashling
Shelley Waite
27 May 2012 10:17AM

Hi Ashling, Thank you for your response! I'll do that now :-) Shelley
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