Data Protection Act 2018

Amendment of Bankruptcy Act 1988

173. The Bankruptcy Act 1988 is amended by the insertion of the following section:

“Restriction of right of access to personal data in certain circumstances

140D. (1) Article 15 (Right of access) of the Data Protection Regulation is restricted to the extent necessary and proportionate to safeguard the effective performance by the Official Assignee of his or her functions under section 61, where the performance of those functions gives rise to the processing of personal data to which the Data Protection Regulation applies.

(2) In this section, ‘Data Protection Regulation’ means Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 201615 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).”.

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