Data Protection Act 1988
F55[Journalism, literature and art.
Inserted (1.07.2003) by Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 (6/2003), s. 21, S.I. No. 207 of 2003.
Repealed other than for certain excepted purposes (25.05.2018) by Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), s. 7(1)(g), (4), S.I. No. 174 of 2018. The excepted purposes in subs. (4) are 7/2018, s. 8(1)(b), (2), (3). See C-note below.
Modifications (not altering text):
Section repealed, but retained (see below) for certain excepted purposes, (25.05.2018) by Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), s. 7(1)(g), (4), S.I. No. 174 of 2018. The excepted purposes in subs. (4) are 7/2018, s. 8(1)(b) (the processing of such data under the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (11/2014) or the Vehicle Registration Data (Automated Searching and Exchange) Act 2018 (5/2018) to the extent that the Act of 1988 is applied in those Acts) and s. 8(2), (3) (transitional provisions).
22A.—(1) Personal data that are processed only for journalistic, artistic or literary purposes shall be exempt from compliance with any provision of this Act specified in subsection (2) of this section if—
(a) the processing is undertaken solely with a view to the publication of any journalistic, literary or artistic material,
(b) the data controller reasonably believes that, having regard in particular to the special importance of the public interest in freedom of expression, such publication would be in the public interest, and
(c) the data controller reasonably believes that, in all the circumstances, compliance with that provision would be incompatible with journalistic, artistic or literary purposes.
(2) The provisions referred to in subsection (1) of this section are—
(a) section 2 (as amended by the Act of 2003), other than subsection (1)(d),
(b) sections 2A, 2B and 2D (which sections were inserted by the Act of 2003),
(c) section 3,
(d) sections 4 and 6 (which sections were amended by the Act of 2003), and
(e) sections 6A and 6B (which sections were inserted by the Act of 2003).
(3) In considering for the purposes of subsection (1)(b) of this section whether publication of the material concerned would be in the public interest, regard may be had to any code of practice approved under subsections (1) or (2) of section 13 (as amended by the Act of 2003) of this Act.
(4) In this section "publication", in relation to journalistic, artistic or literary material, means the act of making the material available to the public or any section of the public in any form or by any means.
The side-note is taken from the amending section in the absence of one included in the amendment.