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Data Protection Act 1998

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19Register of notifications

(1)The Commissioner shall—

(a)maintain a register of persons who have given notification under section 18, and

(b)make an entry in the register in pursuance of each notification received by him under that section from a person in respect of whom no entry as data controller was for the time being included in the register.

(2)Each entry in the register shall consist of—

(a)the registrable particulars notified under section 18 or, as the case requires, those particulars as amended in pursuance of section 20(4), and

(b)such other information as the Commissioner may be authorised or required by notification regulations to include in the register.

(3)Notification regulations may make provision as to the time as from which any entry in respect of a data controller is to be treated for the purposes of section 17 as having been made in the register.

(4)No entry shall be retained in the register for more than the relevant time except on payment of such fee as may be prescribed by fees regulations.

(5)In subsection (4) “the relevant time” means twelve months or such other period as may be prescribed by notification regulations; and different periods may be prescribed in relation to different cases.

(6)The Commissioner—

(a)shall provide facilities for making the information contained in the entries in the register available for inspection (in visible and legible form) by members of the public at all reasonable hours and free of charge, and

(b)may provide such other facilities for making the information contained in those entries available to the public free of charge as he considers appropriate.

(7)The Commissioner shall, on payment of such fee, if any, as may be prescribed by fees regulations, supply any member of the public with a duly certified copy in writing of the particulars contained in any entry made in the register.

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