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Immigration Act 2014

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PART 4General provisions

Limitations on powers

6This Schedule does not authorise—

(a)a disclosure, in contravention of any provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998, of personal data which are not exempt from those provisions, or

(b)a disclosure which is prohibited by Part 1 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

No breach of confidentiality etc

7A disclosure of information which is authorised by this Schedule does not breach—

(a)an obligation of confidence owed by the person making the disclosure, or

(b)any other restriction on the disclosure of information (however imposed).

Retention, copying and disposal of documents

8A person to whom a document is supplied under any provision of this Schedule may—

(a)retain the document;

(b)copy the document;

(c)dispose of the document in such manner as the person thinks appropriate.

Saving for existing powers

9This Schedule does not limit any other power under which—

(a)information may be disclosed, or

(b)documents may be supplied.

Meaning of “registration official”

10A “registration official” is any of the following—

(a)the Registrar General;

(b)a superintendent registrar;

(c)a registrar;

(d)a registration authority or a person exercising the functions of a registration authority;

(e)a civil partnership registrar (within the meaning of Chapter 1 of Part 2 of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 — see section 29 of that Act).

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