Guide to Data Protection Act for Data Controllers



What is exempted?

This exemption applies to personal data that consists of a record of the intentions of the data controller in relation to any negotiations with the data subject. 

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). 

When does the exemption apply?

The exemption applies to the extent that the application of the provisions would be likely to prejudice the negotiations. 

Relevant provisions

Data Protection Act (2021 Revision)

Section 29: Exemption relating to negotiations

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