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6For the purposes of paragraph 5—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)education authority” means an education authority within the meaning of the M1Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (“the 1980 Act”) [F1or, in relation to a self-governing school, the board of management within the meaning of the M2Self-Governing Schools etc. (Scotland) Act 1989 (“the 1989 Act”)],

(b)the relevant function” means, in relation to each of those authorities, their function under section 1 of the 1980 Act and section 7(1) of the 1989 Act, and

(c)information processed by an education authority is processed for the purpose of the relevant function of the authority if the processing relates to the discharge of that function in respect of a person—

(i)who is or has been a pupil in a school provided by the authority, or

(ii)who receives, or has received, further education (within the meaning of the 1980 Act) so provided.

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