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CHAPTER 1E+W+S+N.I.Scope and definitions

4Processing to which this Part appliesE+W+S+N.I.

(1)This Part is relevant to most processing of personal data.

(2)Chapter 2 of this Part—

(a)applies to the types of processing of personal data to which the GDPR applies by virtue of Article 2 of the GDPR, and

(b)supplements, and must be read with, the GDPR.

(3)Chapter 3 of this Part—

(a)applies to certain types of processing of personal data to which the GDPR does not apply (see section 21), and

(b)makes provision for a regime broadly equivalent to the GDPR to apply to such processing.

5DefinitionsE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Terms used in Chapter 2 of this Part and in the GDPR have the same meaning in Chapter 2 as they have in the GDPR.

(2)In subsection (1), the reference to a term's meaning in the GDPR is to its meaning in the GDPR read with any provision of Chapter 2 which modifies the term's meaning for the purposes of the GDPR.

(3)Subsection (1) is subject to any provision in Chapter 2 which provides expressly for the term to have a different meaning and to section 204.

(4)Terms used in Chapter 3 of this Part and in the applied GDPR have the same meaning in Chapter 3 as they have in the applied GDPR.

(5)In subsection (4), the reference to a term's meaning in the applied GDPR is to its meaning in the GDPR read with any provision of Chapter 2 (as applied by Chapter 3 ) or Chapter 3 which modifies the term's meaning for the purposes of the applied GDPR.

(6)Subsection (4) is subject to any provision in Chapter 2 (as applied by Chapter 3 ) or Chapter 3 which provides expressly for the term to have a different meaning.

(7)A reference in Chapter 2 or Chapter 3 of this Part to the processing of personal data is to processing to which the Chapter applies.

(8)Sections 3 and 205 include definitions of other expressions used in this Part.

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