Data Protection Act 2018

Court may order destruction, erasure of data

164. (1) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this Act, the court may order any personal data that appears to the court to be connected with the commission of the offence to be destroyed or erased.

(2) The court shall not make an order under subsection (1) where it considers that a person other than the person convicted of the offence concerned may be the owner of, or otherwise interested in, the data concerned, unless such steps as are reasonably practicable have been taken for notifying that person and giving him or her an opportunity to show cause why the order should not be made.