Data Protection Act 2018

Amendment of section 2 of Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

200. Section 2 (1) of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 is amended—

(a) by the substitution of the following definition for the definition of “record”:

“ ‘record’ includes any memorandum, book, report, statement, register, plan, chart, map, drawing, specification, diagram, pictorial or graphic work or other document, any photograph, film or recording (whether of sound or images or both), any form in which data (including data that constitute personal data within the meaning of the Data Protection Regulation or Part 5 of the Data Protection Act 2018) are held, any form (including machine-readable form) or thing in which information is held or stored manually, mechanically or electronically, and anything that is a part or copy, in any form, of any of, or any combination of, the foregoing;”,


(b) by the insertion of the following definition:

“ ‘Data Protection Regulation’ means Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 201631 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);”.

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