Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019


Obligation to use base registry

42. (1) Subject to subsection (3), where the information contained in a base registry meets the qualitative requirements of a public body in respect of the purpose for which it intends to use that information, the public body shall not collect such information for that purpose from a source other than the base registry, save where the information so collected is collected for the purposes of enabling that public body to access information on the base registry relating to the information so collected.

(2) A base registry owner may appoint a public body for the purposes of subsection (3).

(3) Where a base registry owner appoints a public body for the purposes of this subsection, that public body may collect information in respect of which the base registry concerned has been designated for the purposes of providing that information to the base registry owner in order to assist the base registry owner in complying with its obligations under section 38(1)(a).

(4) A public body that is required to access information stored in a base registry in accordance with subsection (1), or that provides information to a base registry owner in accordance with subsection (3), shall put in place the administrative and technical measures necessary to access or provide that information, as the case may be.