Data Protection Act 2018

Amendment of section 24 of Statistics Act 1993

178. Section 24 of the Statistics Act 1993 is amended—

(a) by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (2):

“(2) Without prejudice to the Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018, persons and undertakings may provide information and records, or copies thereof, which they may possess to the Director General or officers of statistics on invitation under the provisions of this Act.”,


(b) by the insertion of the following subsection:

“(3) In this section, ‘Data Protection Regulation’ means Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 201617 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).”.

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