Disability Act 2005

PART 4

Genetic Testing

Interpretation ( Part 4).

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41.—In this Part—

F8 [ ]

F9 [ Data Protection Regulation means Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 33 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); ]

“genetic data” means data relating to a living person derived from genetic testing of the person;

“genetic testing” means the examination of samples taken from a living person for the purpose of analysing the person's deoxyribonucleic or ribonucleic acid by means of chromosomal analysis or by any other means for the purpose of—

( a) confirming the identity or nature of an existing symptomatic disease,

( b) ascertaining whether the person has a genetic predisposition or susceptibility to a disease, or

( c) identifying the carrier of a disease;

F10 [ processing means processing within the meaning of the Data Protection Regulation; ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F8

Deleted (25.05.2018) by Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), s. 202(c)(i), S.I. No. 174 of 2018.

F9

Inserted (25.05.2018) by Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), s. 202(c)(iii), S.I. No. 174 of 2018.

F10

Substituted (25.05.2018) by Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), s. 202(c)(ii), S.I. No. 174 of 2018.

33 OJ No. L 119, 4.5.2016, p.1