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Data Protection Act 2018

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Political parties

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22(1)This condition is met if the processing—

(a)is of personal data revealing political opinions,

(b)is carried out by a person or organisation included in the register maintained under section 23 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, and

(c)is necessary for the purposes of the person’s or organisation’s political activities,

subject to the exceptions in sub-paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2)Processing does not meet the condition in sub-paragraph (1) if it is likely to cause substantial damage or substantial distress to a person.

(3)Processing does not meet the condition in sub-paragraph (1) if—

(a)an individual who is the data subject (or one of the data subjects) has given notice in writing to the controller requiring the controller not to process personal data in respect of which the individual is the data subject (and has not given notice in writing withdrawing that requirement),

(b)the notice gave the controller a reasonable period in which to stop processing such data, and

(c)that period has ended.

(4)In this paragraph, “political activities” include campaigning, fund-raising, political surveys and case-work.

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