Data Protection Act 2018

Amendment of Firearms Act 1925

167. The Firearms Act 1925 is amended by the insertion of the following section after section 27A:

“Provision of information by Commissioner to Minister for purposes of Act and Firearms (Firearm Certificates For Non-Residents) Act 2000

27B. (1) The Minister may request the Commissioner to provide any information necessary for the performance of the Minister’s functions under sections 9, 10, 11 and 17 and under section 2 of the Firearms (Firearm Certificates For Non-Residents) Act 2000 , and the Commissioner shall, notwithstanding anything contained in any other enactment or rule of law, but subject to the Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018, comply with that request.

(2) In this section, ‘Data Protection Regulation’ means Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 201611 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).”.

11 OJ No. L 119, 4.5.2016, p.1