February 2015: New guidance on Data Protection is coming soon and information here will be updated as soon as possible
Whenever collecting data about individuals you need to be aware of legislation around data protection. This is a quick summary of legislation and industry guidelines, which may be relevant to you; it is not legal advice and should not be relied on as such.
It should be noted that issues of data ‘ownership’ and data ‘sharing’ are not covered or controlled by the Data Protection Act so are a matter for contractual agreement between the arts organisations involved. See the Data Ownership and Data Sharing section in the Information Sheet, below.