A brief introduction to copyright, ethics and consent

2. Ethics

2.1 Personal Data

Personal Data are data which relates to a living individual who can be identified from those data or from those data and other information which is in the possession of, or is likely to come into the possession of, the data controller and includes any expression of opinion about the individual and any indication of the intentions of the data controller.  This includes any other person in respect of the individual (Data Protection act 1998).