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Data Protection Act 1984

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3The Registrar and the Tribunal

(1)For the purposes of this Act there shall be—

(a)an officer known as the Data Protection Registrar (in this Act referred to as " the Registrar "); and

(b)a tribunal known as the Data Protection Tribunal (in this Act referred to as " the Tribunal").

(2)The Registrar shall be appointed by Her Majesty by Letters Patent.

(3)The Tribunal shall consist of—

(a)a chairman appointed by the Lord Chancellor after consultation with the Lord Advocate;

(b)such number of deputy chairmen appointed as aforesaid as the Lord Chancellor may determine; and

(c)such number of other members appointed by the Secretary of State as he may determine.

(4)The members of the Tribunal appointed under subsection (3)(a) and (b) above shall be barristers, advocates or solicitors, in each case of not less than seven years' standing.

(5)The members of the Tribunal appointed under subsection (3)(c) above shall be—

(a)persons to represent the interests of data users ; and

(b)persons to represent the interests of data subjects.

(6)Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect in relation to the Registrar and the Tribunal.

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