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Part VIE+W+S+N.I. Miscellaneous and General

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

F1 Functions of CommissionerE+W+S+N.I.

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Amendments (Textual)

F1Act repealed (except s. 62, Sch. 15 paras. 13, 15, 16, 18, 19) (25.5.2018) by Data Protection Act 2018 (c. 12), s. 212(1), Sch. 19 para. 44 (with ss. 117, 209, 210, Sch. 20 paras. 2-9, 17-25, 27-46, 53, 54, 58); S.I. 2018/625, reg. 2(1)(g)

51 General duties of Commissioner.E+W+S+N.I.

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52 Reports and codes of practice to be laid before Parliament.E+W+S+N.I.

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52AData-sharing codeE+W+S+N.I.

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52AADirect marketing codeE+W+S+N.I.

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52B data-sharing and direct marketing codes: procedureE+W+S+N.I.

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52CAlteration or replacement of data-sharing and direct marketing codes E+W+S+N.I.

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52DPublication of data-sharing and direct marketing codes E+W+S+N.I.

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52EEffect of data-sharing and direct marketing codes E+W+S+N.I.

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53 Assistance by Commissioner in cases involving processing for the special purposes.E+W+S+N.I.

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54 International co-operation.E+W+S+N.I.

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54AInspection of overseas information systemsE+W+S+N.I.

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F1 Unlawful obtaining et ceteralaetc. of personal dataE+W+S+N.I.

55 Unlawful obtaining etc. of personal data.E+W+S+N.I.

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F1Monetary penaltiesE+W+S+N.I.

55APower of Commissioner to impose monetary penaltyE+W+S+N.I.

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55BMonetary penalty notices: procedural rightsE+W+S+N.I.

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55CGuidance about monetary penalty noticesE+W+S+N.I.

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55DMonetary penalty notices: enforcementE+W+S+N.I.

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55ENotices under sections 55A and 55B: supplementalE+W+S+N.I.

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F1 Records obtained under data subject’s right of accessE+W+S+N.I.

56 Prohibition of requirement as to production of certain records.E+W+S+N.I.

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57 Avoidance of certain contractual terms relating to health records.E+W+S+N.I.

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F1 Information provided to Commissioner or TribunalE+W+S+N.I.

58 Disclosure of information.E+W+S+N.I.

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59 Confidentiality of information.E+W+S+N.I.

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F1 General provisions relating to offencesE+W+S+N.I.

60 Prosecutions and penalties.E+W+S+N.I.

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61 Liability of directors etc.E+W+S+N.I.

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Amendments of Consumer Credit Act 1974E+W+S+N.I.

62 Amendments of Consumer Credit Act 1974.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In section 158 of the M1Consumer Credit Act 1974 (duty of agency to disclose filed information)—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)in paragraph (a) for “individual” there is substituted “ partnership or other unincorporated body of persons not consisting entirely of bodies corporate ”, and

(ii)for “him” there is substituted “ it ”,

(b)in subsection (2), for “his” there is substituted “ the consumer’s ”, and

(c)in subsection (3), for “him” there is substituted “ the consumer ”.

(2)In section 159 of that Act (correction of wrong information) for subsection (1) there is substituted—

(1)Any individual (the “objector”) given—

(a)information under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 by a credit reference agency, or

(b)information under section 158,

who considers that an entry in his file is incorrect, and that if it is not corrected he is likely to be prejudiced, may give notice to the agency requiring it either to remove the entry from the file or amend it.

(3)In subsections (2) to (6) of that section—

(a)for “consumer”, wherever occurring, there is substituted “ objector ”, and

(b)for “Director”, wherever occurring, there is substituted “ the relevant authority ”.

(4)After subsection (6) of that section there is inserted—

(7)The Data Protection Commissioner may vary or revoke any order made by him under this section.

(8)In this section “the relevant authority” means—

(a)where the objector is a partnership or other unincorporated body of persons, the Director, and

(b)in any other case, the Data Protection Commissioner.

(5)In section 160 of that Act (alternative procedure for business consumers)—

(a)in subsection (4)—

(i)for “him” there is substituted “ to the consumer ”, and

(ii)in paragraphs (a) and (b) for “he” there is substituted “ the consumer ” and for “his” there is substituted “ the consumer’s ”, and

(b)after subsection (6) there is inserted—

(7)In this section “consumer” has the same meaning as in section 158.

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Marginal Citations

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63 Application to Crown.E+W+S+N.I.

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63A Application to Parliament.E+W+S+N.I.

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64 Transmission of notices etc. by electronic or other means.E+W+S+N.I.

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65 Service of notices by Commissioner.E+W+S+N.I.

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66 Exercise of rights in Scotland by children.E+W+S+N.I.

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67 Orders, regulations and rules.E+W+S+N.I.

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68 Meaning of “accessible record”.E+W+S+N.I.

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69 Meaning of “health professional”.E+W+S+N.I.

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70 Supplementary definitions.E+W+S+N.I.

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71 Index of defined expressions.E+W+S+N.I.

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72 Modifications of Act.E+W+S+N.I.

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73 Transitional provisions and savings.E+W+S+N.I.

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74 Minor and consequential amendments and repeals and revocations.E+W+S+N.I.

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75 Short title, commencement and extent.E+W+S+N.I.

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