Guide to Data Protection Law 2017 for Data Controllers


The DPL exempts the processing of certain personal data from specified parts of the Law. All other provisions of the DPL outside the specified exemption continue to apply.

There exemptions for:

  • National security
  • Crime, government fees and duties
  • Health
  • Education
  • Social work
  • Monitoring, inspection or regulatory functions
  • Journalism, literature or art
  • Research, history or statistics
  • Information available to the public by or under enactments
  • Disclosures required by law or made in connection with legal proceedings
  • Personal, family or household affairs


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