Guidance

Data Protection Act: Intelligence Services Processing

This Part of the Act concerns the processing of personal data by intelligence services.

Documents

Intelligence Services Processing Factsheet

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Draft modernised convention for the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data (convention 108)

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Details

This Part of the Act provides a specific regime for the processing of personal data by the intelligence services.

This Act:

  • updates the laws governing the processing of personal data by the intelligence services

  • ensures that the laws in this area are in line with international standards, while ensuring that the intelligence community and others can continue to keep the UK safe at a time of a heightened and unprecedented terrorist threat

Published 25 May 2018