4(1) The [ Secretary of State] may by order exempt from the subject information provisions personal data processed for the purposes of assessing any person’s suitability for—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)employment by or under the Crown, or
(b)any office to which appointments are made by Her Majesty, by a Minister of the Crown or by a [Northern Ireland authority].
[(2)In this paragraph “” means the First Minister, the deputy First Minister, a Northern Ireland Minister or a Northern Ireland department.]
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