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Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020

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24Protection of information about persons aged under 16

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(1)A registration officer must not publish, supply or otherwise disclose a young person’s information, except in accordance with—

(a)section 25, or

(b)regulations under section 26.

(2)In this section and sections 25 and 26—

  • “a young person’s information” (“gwybodaeth person ifanc”) means any entry in—

    (a)

    the register of local government electors, or

    (b)

    an absent voters record or list,

    relating to a person who, at the time of the publication, supply or other disclosure, is under the age of 16, and “young person” is to be interpreted accordingly;

  • “absent voters record or list” (“cofnod neu restr o bleidleiswyr absennol”) means any of the following—

    (a)

    a record kept under article 8(3), 9(6) or 12(6) of the 2007 Order;

    (b)

    a list kept under article 10 or 12(8) of the 2007 Order;

  • “register of local government electors” (“cofrestr o etholwyr llywodraeth leol”) includes any notice of an alteration in the register under section 13A(2), 13AB(2) or 13B(3), (3B) or (3D) of the 1983 Act;

  • “registration officer” (“swyddog cofrestru”) includes—

    (a)

    a deputy of a registration officer;

    (b)

    a person appointed to assist a registration officer in the carrying out of the registration officer’s functions;

    (c)

    a person, in the course of the person’s employment, assisting a registration officer in the carrying out of those functions.

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