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4(1)The [F1UK GDPR] provisions listed in sub-paragraph (2) do not apply to personal data processed [F2by the Secretary of State] for any of the following purposes—U.K.

(a)the maintenance of effective immigration control, or

(b)the investigation or detection of activities that would undermine the maintenance of effective immigration control,

to the extent that the application of those provisions would be likely to prejudice any of the matters mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b).

[F3(1A)But sub-paragraph (1) does not apply unless the Secretary of State has an immigration exemption policy document in place.

(1B)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1A), the Secretary of State has an immigration exemption policy document in place if the Secretary of State has produced a document which explains the Secretary of State’s policies and processes for—

(a)determining the extent to which the application of any of the UK GDPR provisions listed in sub-paragraph (2) would be likely to prejudice any of the matters mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a) and (b), and

(b)where it is determined that any of those provisions do not apply in relation to personal data processed for any of the purposes mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a) and (b), preventing—

(i)the abuse of that personal data, and

(ii)any access to, or transfer of, it otherwise than in accordance with the UK GDPR.

(1C)Paragraphs 4A and 4B make provision about additional safeguards in connection with the exemption in this paragraph.]

(2)The [F4UK GDPR] provisions referred to in [F5sub-paragraphs (1) and (1B)] are the following provisions of the [F4UK GDPR] (the rights and obligations in which may be restricted by virtue of Article 23(1) of the [F4UK GDPR])—

(a)Article 13(1) to (3) (personal data collected from data subject: information to be provided);

(b)Article 14(1) to (4) (personal data collected other than from data subject: information to be provided);

(c)Article 15(1) to (3) (confirmation of processing, access to data and safeguards for third country transfers);

(d)Article 17(1) and (2) (right to erasure);

(e)Article 18(1) (restriction of processing);

(f)Article 21(1) (objections to processing);

(g)Article 5 (general principles) so far as its provisions correspond to the rights and obligations provided for in the provisions mentioned in sub-paragraphs (a) to (f).

(That is, the listed GDPR provisions other than Article 16 (right to rectification), Article 19 (notification obligation regarding rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing) and Article 20(1) and (2) (right to data portability) and, subject to sub-paragraph (2)(g) of this paragraph, the provisions of Article 5 listed in paragraph 1(b).)

F6(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F7(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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