The Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 1999

The Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 1999

Citation and commencement.

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 1999.

(2)  These Regulations shall come into force–

(a) for the purposes of regulation 3(2), on 16th August 1999;

(b) for all other purposes, on 1st March 2000.

In brief – are there any exemptions from the Data Protection Act?.

If an exemption applies, then (depending on the circumstances) you will be exempt from the requirement:

  • to notify the Information Commissioner; and/or
  • to grant subject access to personal data; and/or
  • to give privacy notices; and/or
  • not to disclose personal data to third parties.

Entitlement to an exemption depends in part on your purpose for processing the personal data in question – for example, there is an exemption from some of the Act’s requirements about disclosure and non-disclosure that applies to processing personal data for purposes relating to criminal justice and taxation. However, you must consider each exemption on a case-by-case basis because the exemptions only permit you to depart from the Act’s general requirements to the minimum extent necessary to protect the particular functions or activities the exemptions concern.

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Data Protection (Photo credit: Mista Bob)

via ICO issues code of practice on anonymising personal data | IT PRO.

Information Commissioner’s enforcement proceedings links Article 8 to unlawful processing.

The Information Commissioner, in his Enforcement Notice issued to Southampton City Council in July, has made an express link between Article 8 of the Human Rights Convention and lawful processing under the First Data Protection Principle. Furthermore, Southampton has appealed the Notice; this means the Tribunal should hear arguments about Article 8 and adjudicate, in detail, on how Human Rights and Data Protection legislation interact.


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