chapter  6
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The Fourth Principle

The text of the fourth data protection principle is unchanged from the 1984 Data

Protection Act, although the numbering is different; it was formerly the fifth data

protection principle. The interpretation of the Principle has changed subtly. A useful

proviso has been added to give some flexibility in certain cases where inaccurate data

is processed despite the data controller having taken reasonable steps to ensure its

accuracy.