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1. See: Activity.

2. In insurance, any deed, especially one that foregoes the possibility of coverage. For example, life insurance policies rarely extend coverage if the policyholder commits suicide. In this case, the suicide is called an act.


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Schedule 1 of the 1998 Data Protection Act outlines the data protection principles, which include that "Personal data shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes" and that "appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data" (Queen's Printer of Acts of Parliament, 1998, Schedule 1, Part 1).
The new legislation, which was passed in July 2003, replaces previous acts of Parliament relating to the sale and supply of alcohol, and late night entertainment licences.
The Future Of The Monarchy, drawn up after a year-long inquiry, called for two Acts of Parliament to implement its central proposals.
Unfortunately, Anderson chooses only to tell the initial, less interesting part of this fight--all the acts of Parliament (Sugar, Currency, Quartering, and Stamp) that put us to sleep in high-school history classes.
Here are acts of Parliament, riots, executions, laws to help the poor, charity, trad e unions, missionary activity, steps towards Parliamentary reform, the growth of the Empire and the succession to the Crown: all in easily and quickly digested format.
After laying down the hardly controversial rule that "acts of parliament that are impossible to be performed are of no validity," Blackstone conceded that he knew it was "generally laid down more largely, that acts of parliament contrary to reason are void.
They can enforce 70 other Acts of Parliament and 500 Regulations and Orders
Research also showed the number of Acts of Parliament and statutory instruments fell to 1,727 last year, down 8% on 2010.