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Data Protection Act 2018 - Part 2 General Provision Chapter 1 Scope and Definitions

Processing to which this Part applies

  1. This Part is relevant to most processing of personal data.
  2. Chapter 2 of this Part—
    1. Applies to the types of processing of personal data to which the GDPR applies by virtue of Article 2 of the GDPR, and
    2. Supplements, and must be read with, the GDPR.
  3. Chapter 3 of this Part—
    1. Applies to certain types of processing of personal data to which the GDPR does not apply (see section 21), and
    2. Makes provision for a regime broadly equivalent to the GDPR to apply to such processing.

Definitions

  1. Terms used in Chapter 2 of this Part and in the GDPR have the same meaning in Chapter 2 as they have in the GDPR.
  2. In subsection (1), the reference to a term’s meaning in the GDPR is to its meaning in the GDPR read with any provision of Chapter 2 which modifies the term’s meaning for the purposes of the GDPR.
  3. Subsection (1) is subject to any provision in Chapter 2 which provides expressly for the term to have a different meaning and to section 204.
  4. Terms used in Chapter 3 of this Part and in the applied GDPR have the same meaning in Chapter 3 as they have in the applied GDPR.
  5. In subsection (4), the reference to a term’s meaning in the applied GDPR is to its meaning in the GDPR read with any provision of Chapter 2 (as applied by Chapter 3) or Chapter 3 which modifies the term’s meaning for the purposes of the applied GDPR.
  6. Subsection (4) is subject to any provision in Chapter 2 (as applied by Chapter 3) or Chapter 3 which provides expressly for the term to have a different meaning.
  7. A reference in Chapter 2 or Chapter 3 of this Part to the processing of personal data is to processing to which the Chapter applies.
  8. Sections 3 and 205 include definitions of other expressions used in this Part.