Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022

Collection of personal data by relevant officer for relevant immigration enactment and relevant social welfare enactment

42. (1) A relevant officer may, in accordance with the Data Protection Regulation and the Act of 2018 and subject to suitable and specific measures being taken, collect personal data, including special categories of personal data and Article 10 data, provided by, or in respect of, a person (in this Part referred to as “a relevant person”) for the purposes of—

(a) a relevant immigration enactment,

(b) a relevant social welfare enactment, or

(c) where the personal data is provided for the purposes of both a relevant immigration enactment and a relevant social welfare enactment, both such enactments.

(2) Personal data collected in accordance with subsection (1) shall not be processed other than in accordance with section 43 .

(3) In this section—

“Article 10 data” means personal data referred to in Article 10 of the Data Protection Regulation;

“special categories of personal data” has the same meaning as it has in the Act of 2018.