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Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Act 2020

Section 17 – Purposes for which information may be required and processed

154.This section relates to a requirement to provide information imposed under section 14(1) or (2) or 15(1) or (2).

155.Subsection (2) provides that any requirement must specify the purposes for which the information is required and may be processed, and subsection (3) provides that they must be purposes which are listed in subsection (4). The information cannot be used for purposes which fall outside those stated in the requirement to provide information.

156.Subsection (5) defines the terms “plants” and “public authority” in relation to subsection (4).

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