What is a S29 request?

What is a S29 request?

Section 29 can be applied to: S29 (1) Personal data processed for any of the following purposes: a) The prevention or detection of crime, b) The apprehension or prosecution of offenders, or c) The assessment or collection of any tax or duty or of any imposition of a similar nature.

What is a section 35 DPA request?

Section 35(2) provides an exemption from the non-disclosure provisions where the information is necessary for the purposes of (prospective) legal proceedings, obtaining legal advice, and otherwise upholding legal rights. The legal proceedings can be civil or criminal, this is not specified in the DPA.

Can police request personal information?

2 Data Protection Act 2018. The police and other agencies can request access to personal information held by local authorities for specified purposes.

What is a DP7 form?

Many police forces have standard forms (often referred to as DP7 or DP9 – and previously known as “Section 29 forms”) for requesting personal or confidential patient information which Police officers may prefer to complete.

Which of the following are covered by data protection?

The Data Protection Act 2018 (“the Act”) applies to ‘personal data’, which is information which relates to individuals. It gives individuals the right to access their own personal data through subject access requests and contains rules which must be followed when personal data is processed.

What is a DPA request?

Under data protection law, anyone can ask if your organisation holds personal information about them – you must respond to their request as soon as possible, and within one month at most. Requests for personal data should be provided for free in most cases.

Does GDPR apply to the police?

The UK GDPR, together with the DPA 2018, provide a framework to allow you to share personal data with law enforcement authorities that need to process personal data for the law enforcement purposes, such as the prevention, investigation and detection of crime.

What does it mean if the police take your name?

If you refuse to provide your name, address, date and place of birth and nationality after you have been told by the police why they have stopped to question you this refusal is an offence you could be arrested and charged for.

Do I have to disclose personal data to the police?

Data protection law generally requires you to be transparent with individuals. They also have a right to be informed about what you intend to do with their personal data, including whom you may share it with. However, there are some exemptions, particularly if you are sharing personal data with competent authorities.

Do the police have access to my medical records?

Importantly, the only way the police can demand clinical records is by way of a search warrant, so unless there is a warrant you do not have to release the health information.

What is a Section 115 meeting?

2 Section 115 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 provides the lawful power for anyone to disclose information to a relevant authority – the police, police authority, local authority, probation committee or health authority, or to any persons acting on their behalf – where this is necessary or expedient for the purposes …

Which one is a sensitive personal data?

Sensitive data is data that reveals a person’s race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership and personal data concerning a person’s health and sex life. Data concerning health may for example comprise sick leave, pregnancy and doctor’s visits.

How do I make a DPA request?

If you wish to make a subject access request, there is no particular format for doing so – you can simply write to or email the organisation and ask it to provide all of the information about you it is required to disclose under the Data Protection Act.

How long does it take to get a subject access request?

within one month
An organisation normally has to respond to your request within one month. If you have made a number of requests or your request is complex, they may need extra time to consider your request and they can take up to an extra two months to respond.

Is GDPR a criminal offence?

This personal data ‘relates to’ a criminal offence but is not processing for law enforcement purposes, and therefore falls under the UK GDPR. However, it is not criminal offence data, so Article 10 does not apply.