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Digital Economy Act 2017

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73Interpretation of this Chapter

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(1)In this Chapter—

  • “personal information” has the meaning given by section 64(11);

  • “public authority” means a person with functions of a public nature, subject to subsection (2);

  • “the Revenue and Customs” has the meaning given by section 17(3) of the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005.

(2)A person is not a public authority for the purposes of this Chapter if the person—

(a)only has functions relating to the provision of health services,

(b)only has functions relating to the provision of adult social care, or

(c)only has functions within paragraph (a) and paragraph (b).

(3)The following are to be disregarded in determining whether subsection (2) applies to a person—

(a)any power (however expressed) to do things which are incidental to the carrying out of another function of that person;

(b)any function which the person exercises or may exercise on behalf of another person.

(4)In this Chapter “health services” means—

(a)services which must or may be provided as part of the health service as defined by section 275(1) of the National Health Service Act 2006 or section 206(1) of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006,

(b)services which must or may be provided as part of the health service as defined by section 108(1) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, or

(c)services designed to secure any of the objects of section 2(1)(a) of the Health and Social Care (Reform) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009.

(5)In this Chapter “adult social care” includes all forms of personal care and other practical assistance provided for individuals aged 18 or over who, by reason of age, illness, disability, pregnancy, childbirth, dependence on alcohol or drugs, or any other similar circumstances, are in need of such care or assistance.

(6)References in this Chapter to information which identifies a particular person are to be read in accordance with section 64(12).

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