Data protection principles: GDPR v DPA 1998


Number of principles: DPA = 8, GDPR = 6. 

Despite their ‘numerical’ differences, the principles for data protection cover the same ground: with the ‘missing' 2 principles being absorbed within GDPR, so all the requirements are still there! Additionally, GDPR enhances many principles by providing finer detail than the DPA and, importantly, a new accountability requirement. Finer details and points can be found in GDPR’s 99 Articles.