The Data Protection Act 1998 came into force on March 1 2000. Data protection is a reserved matter.
The UK body responsible for enforcement of the Act is the Office of the Information Commissioner. Queries or requests for information about the legislation should be directed to that Office. Their contact details are as follows: -
Information Commissioner's Office
Enquiry/Information line: 01625 545 745
The Data Protection Act 1998 can be viewed on the legislation.gov.uk