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Data Protection Act 2018

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PART 3Additional conditions relating to criminal convictions etc

Consent

29This condition is met if the data subject has given consent to the processing.

Protecting individual’s vital interests

30This condition is met if—

(a)the processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of an individual, and

(b)the data subject is physically or legally incapable of giving consent.

Processing by not-for-profit bodies

31This condition is met if the processing is carried out—

(a)in the course of its legitimate activities with appropriate safeguards by a foundation, association or other not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim, and

(b)on condition that—

(i)the processing relates solely to the members or to former members of the body or to persons who have regular contact with it in connection with its purposes, and

(ii)the personal data is not disclosed outside that body without the consent of the data subjects.

Personal data in the public domain

32This condition is met if the processing relates to personal data which is manifestly made public by the data subject.

Legal claims

33This condition is met if the processing—

(a)is necessary for the purpose of, or in connection with, any legal proceedings (including prospective legal proceedings),

(b)is necessary for the purpose of obtaining legal advice, or

(c)is otherwise necessary for the purposes of establishing, exercising or defending legal rights.

Judicial acts

34This condition is met if the processing is necessary when a court or tribunal is acting in its judicial capacity.

Administration of accounts used in commission of indecency offences involving children

35(1)This condition is met if—

(a)the processing is of personal data about a conviction or caution for an offence listed in sub-paragraph (2),

(b)the processing is necessary for the purpose of administering an account relating to the payment card used in the commission of the offence or cancelling that payment card, and

(c)when the processing is carried out, the controller has an appropriate policy document in place (see paragraph 39 in Part 4 of this Schedule).

(2)Those offences are an offence under—

(a)section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1978 (indecent photographs of children),

(b)Article 3 of the Protection of Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/1047 (N.I. 17)) (indecent photographs of children),

(c)section 52 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (indecent photographs etc of children),

(d)section 160 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (possession of indecent photograph of child),

(e)Article 15 of the Criminal Justice (Evidence etc) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 (S.I. 1988/1847 (N.I. 17)) (possession of indecent photograph of child), or

(f)section 62 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (possession of prohibited images of children),

or incitement to commit an offence under any of those provisions.

(3)See also the additional safeguards in Part 4 of this Schedule.

(4)In this paragraph—

  • “caution” means a caution given to a person in England and Wales or Northern Ireland in respect of an offence which, at the time when the caution is given, is admitted;

  • “conviction” has the same meaning as in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 or the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/1908 (N.I. 27));

  • “payment card” includes a credit card, a charge card and a debit card.

Extension of conditions in Part 2 of this Schedule referring to substantial public interest

36This condition is met if the processing would meet a condition in Part 2 of this Schedule but for an express requirement for the processing to be necessary for reasons of substantial public interest.

Extension of insurance conditions

37This condition is met if the processing—

(a)would meet the condition in paragraph 20 in Part 2 of this Schedule (the “insurance condition”), or

(b)would meet the condition in paragraph 36 by virtue of the insurance condition,

but for the requirement for the processing to be processing of a category of personal data specified in paragraph 20(1)(b).

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