Commissions of Investigation Act 2004

Restriction of Data Protection Act 1988.

39

39.โ€” F3 [ (1) ] F4 [ Article 15 (Right of access) of the Data Protection Regulation is restricted, to the extent necessary and proportionate to safeguard the effective operation of commissions and the future cooperation of witnesses, in so far as it relates to personal data (within the meaning of that Regulation) provided to a commission ] for as long as the data is in the custody ofโ€”

( a) the commission,

( b) the specified Minister after being deposited with him or her under section 43(2) ,

( c) a tribunal of inquiry after being made available to it under section 45 , or

( d) a body after being transferred to it on the dissolution of a tribunal of inquiry to which the data was made available under section 45 .

F3 [ (2) In this section, โ€˜ Data Protection Regulation โ€™ means Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 29 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation). ]