Test your DPA knowledge!

  • 1. Which three of the following can contain personal data?
    • A list of local authority museums and telephone numbers
    • CCTV footage
    • Donor files
    • A record in a contacts database
    • A list of staff employed by the museum in the 19th century
  • 2. How long can you keep personal data?
    • 7 years
    • Until you no longer need it for the purpose you gathered it for
    • 6 months
  • 3. What is a Subject Access Request?
    • A member of the public asking for access to the stores
    • A member of the public asking for the personal data held about them
    • A donor asking for access to the object he/she donated
    • The Information Commissioner requesting to see all personal data held at the Museum
  • 4. Personal data as defined by the Act is (please select all that apply):
    • Filed information about living people
    • CCTV footage
    • Staff records in the HR department
  • 5. The museum can charge for supplying someone with the data held about them.
    • True
    • False
  • 6. The museum must balance its business requirements with legal obligations when deciding which records to keep or dispose.
    • True
    • False
  • 7. The museum must register the types of personal data it holds with the Information Commissioner's Office.
    • True
    • False