The EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018. At the same time, the UK Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) came into effect. The UK act adds exemptions and additions to the EU Regulation. One such exemption is the ‘special purposes’ exemption, which protects processing for the purposes of journalism. The exemption means that ‘journalists’ (and it seems, non-journalists) who process personal data with a view to publishing are exempt from needing a ‘lawful basis’ for that processing (this exemption does not remove their obligation to meet all the other requirements of the EU Regulation).
This Policy explains, in more detail, the media outlets that BAY Centre may share Personal Data with.
June 2018 Document initially published. The policy is one of a series of policy documents that replace all previous policy documents that existed in a variety of different formats, some electronic, some paper and some verbal. >>Back to Top