The Data Protection Act 1998 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2015

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CitationSI 2015/312

2015No. 312 (C. 16)

DATA PROTECTION

The Data Protection Act 1998 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2015

11thFebruary2015

The Secretary of State makes the following Order in exercise of the power conferred by section 75(3) of the Data Protection Act 1998( 1):

Citation

1. This Order may be cited as the Data Protection Act 1998 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2015.

Commencement of section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998

2. The day appointed for the coming into force of section 56 (prohibition of requirement as to production of certain records) of the Data Protection Act 1998( 2), so far as it is not already in force, is 10th March 2015.

Simon Hughes

Minister of State

Ministry of Justice

11th February 2015

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

Article 2 of this Order brings into force on 10th March 2015 section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 ("the Act"), so far as that provision is not already in force. Section 56 introduces an offence which prohibits a person, A from requiring another person, B, or a third party, C, to provide A with information obtained by means of a subject access request under section 7 of the Act. The prohibition applies in certain circumstances specified in section 56, for example where B is seeking employment with A, and only applies to particular information obtained from specified data controllers, such as information relating to a record of convictions obtained from a chief officer of police of a police force in England and Wales.

A full impact assessment will be published on 12th May 2015.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 have been brought into force by commencement order made before the date of this Order:

Provision

Date of Commencement

S.I. No.

sections 4 to 6

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 7 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 8 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 9 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 10 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 11

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 12 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

sections 13 to 16

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 17 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 18 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 19 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 20 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 21

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 22 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 23 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 24

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 25(2) and (3)

1st March 2000

2000/183

sections 27 to 29

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 30 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 31

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 32 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

sections 33 to 37

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 38 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

sections 39 to 50

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 51 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 52

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 53

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 54 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 55

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 56 (partially)

7th July 2008

2008/1592 2011/601

section 56 (partially)

3rd March 2011

2000/183

sections 57 to 63

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 64 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 65

1st March 2000

2000/183

section 66

1st March 2000

2000/183

sections 72 to 74

1st March 2000

2000/183

Schedules 1 to 4 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

Paragraphs 1 to 16 of Schedule 5

1st March 2000

2000/183

Schedule 6

1st March 2000

2000/183

Schedule 7 so far as not already in force

1st March 2000

2000/183

Schedules 8 to 10

1st March 2000

2000/183

Schedules 13 to 16

1st March 2000

2000/183

(1) 1998 c. 29. Section 75(3) was amended by 2003/1887. Section 75(4) provides that the day...

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