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Data Protection Act 1984

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4Registration of data users and computer bureaux

(1)The Registrar shall maintain a register of data users who hold, and of persons carrying on computer bureaux who provide services in respect of, personal data and shall make an entry in the register in pursuance of each application for registration accepted by him under this Part of this Act.

(2)Each entry shall state whether it is in respect of a data user, of a person carrying on a computer bureau or of a data user who also carries on such a bureau.

(3)Subject to the provisions of this section, an entry in respect of a data user shall consist of the following particulars—

(a)the name and address of the data user ;

(b)a description of the personal data to be held by him and of the purpose or purposes for which the data are to be held or used ;

(c)a description of the source or sources from which he intends or may wish to obtain the data or the information to be contained in the data ;

(d)a description of any person or persons to whom he intends or may wish to disclose the data ;

(e)the names or a description of any countries or territories outside the United Kingdom to which he intends or may wish directly or indirectly to transfer the data ; and

(f)one or more addresses for the receipt of requests from data subjects for access to the data.

(4)Subject to the provisions of this section, an entry in respect of a person carrying on a computer bureau shall consist of that person's name and address.

(5)Subject to the provisions of this section, an entry in respect of a data user who also carries on a computer bureau shall consist of his name and address and, as respects the personal data to be held by him, the particulars specified in subsection (3)(b) to (f) above.

(6)In the case of a registered company the address referred to in subsections (3)(a), (4) and (5) above is that of its registered office, and the particulars to be included in the entry shall include the company's number in the register of companies.

(7)In the case of a person (other than a registered company) carrying on a business the address referred to in subsections (3)(a), (4) and (5) above is that of his principal place of business.

(8)The Secretary of State may by order vary the particulars to be included in entries made in the register.

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