Ensuring the accuracy of personal data will assist you in complying with this requirement as well.
The Act says that: This is the fourth data protection principle.
However, if it is clear that the journalist is recording rumours, the record is accurate – the journalist is not asserting that the individual was arrested for this offence.
Example The Postcode Address File (PAF) contains UK property postal addresses.
If the journalist records that the individual was arrested, without qualifying this, he or she is asserting this as an accurate fact.The second of the principles covering information standards, principle 4 covers the accuracy of personal data.The Data Protection Act imposes obligations on you to ensure the accuracy of the personal data you process. This requirement is closely linked with the requirement under principle 3 that personal data is adequate.The PAF file is not intended to accurately reflect county boundaries.There is often confusion about whether it is appropriate to keep records of things that happened which should not have happened.