Data Protection

Any personal information that the body modification artist obtains from the client either through the consent form or any additional personal information which has been disclosed to the body modification artist is subject to the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003.

The primary objective of the Act is to protect individual's fundamental rights, notably the right to privacy and accuracy of their personal data held by others in computerised form or similarly organised manual filing systems. The processing of personal data is widely defined in the Act and can include:

1) obtaining, recording, keeping
2) collecting, organising, storing, altering or adapting the information
3) retrieving, consulting or using the information
4) disclosing or making the information available
5) aligning, combining, blocking, erasing or destroying information.

Personal data is defined as "data relating to a living individual who is or can be identified either from the data or from the data in conjunction with other information that is in or is likely to come into the possession of the data controller".