Guide to Data Protection Act for Data Controllers



What is caught by this exemption?

This exemption applies to personal data that is processed by the Crown or the Premier for the purposes of conferring any honour or dignity. 

What provisions in the DPA does the exemption relate to?

Under this exemption the personal data is exempt from:

  • the first data protection principle to the extent that it requires compliance with paragraph 2(b) of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (notification of the purpose for the processing); and
  • section 8 (the access right). 

Relevant provisions

Data Protection Act (2021 Revision)

Section 27: Exemption relating to honours                                             

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