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Data Protection Act 1984

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(1)References in any provision of Part II or III of this Act to personal data do not include references to data which by virtue of this Part of this Act are exempt from that provision.

(2)In this Part of this Act " the subject access provisions " means—

(a)section 21 above; and

(b)any provision of Part II of this Act conferring a power on the Registrar to the extent to which it is exercisable by reference to paragraph (a) of the seventh data protection principle.

(3)In this Part of this Act " the non-disclosure provisions " means—

(a)sections 5(2)(d) and 15 above; and

(b)any provision of Part II of this Act conferring a power on the Registrar to the extent to which it is exercisable by reference to any data protection principle inconsistent with the disclosure in question.

(4)Except as provided by this Part of this Act the subject access provisions shall apply notwithstanding any enactment or rule of law prohibiting or restricting the disclosure, or authorising the withholding, of information.

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