Data Protection Act 2018

176.

Amendment of Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993

176. The Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993 is amended—

(a) in section 10, by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (3):

“(3) In this section—

‘automated data’ means information that—

(a) is being processed by means of equipment operating automatically in response to instructions given for that purpose, or

(b) is recorded with the intention that it should be processed by means of such equipment;

‘data’ means automated data and manual data;

‘data equipment’ means equipment for processing data;

‘data material’ means any document or other material used in connection with, or produced by, data equipment;

‘manual data’ means information that is recorded as part of a relevant filing system or with the intention that it should form part of a relevant filing system;

‘relevant filing system’ means any set of information relating to individuals to the extent that, although the information is not processed by means of equipment operating automatically in response to instructions given for that purpose, the set is structured, either by reference to individuals or by reference to criteria relating to individuals, in such a way that specific information relating to a particular individual is readily accessible;”,

and

(b) by the insertion of the following section after section 18B:

“Application of this Act to the Data Protection Commission

18C. This Act applies to the Data Protection Commission as if it were a Department.”.