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178Review of processing of personal data for the purposes of journalismE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)The Commissioner must—

(a)review the extent to which, during each review period, the processing of personal data for the purposes of journalism complied with—

(i)the data protection legislation, and

(ii)good practice in the processing of personal data for the purposes of journalism,

(b)prepare a report of the review, and

(c)submit the report to the Secretary of State.

(2)In this section—

  • good practice in the processing of personal data for the purposes of journalism” has the same meaning as in section 124;

  • review period” means—

    (a)

    the period of 4 years beginning with the day on which Chapter 2 of Part 2 of this Act comes into force, and

    (b)

    each subsequent period of 5 years beginning with the day after the day on which the previous review period ended.

(3)The Commissioner must start a review under this section, in respect of a review period, within the period of 6 months beginning when the review period ends.

(4)The Commissioner must submit the report of a review under this section to the Secretary of State—

(a)in the case of the first review, before the end of the period of 18 months beginning when the Commissioner started the review, and

(b)in the case of each subsequent review, before the end of the period of 12 months beginning when the Commissioner started the review.

(5)The report must include consideration of the extent of compliance (as described in subsection (1)(a)) in each part of the United Kingdom.

(6)The Secretary of State must—

(a)lay the report before Parliament, and

(b)send a copy of the report to—

(i)the Scottish Ministers,

(ii)the Welsh Ministers, and

(iii)the Executive Office in Northern Ireland.

(7)Schedule 17 makes further provision for the purposes of a review under this section.

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