Guide to Data Protection Law 2017 for Data Controllers


Legal professional privilege and trusts

What is exempted?

This exemption applies to personal data which consists of information:

  • which is subject to legal professional privilege; or
  • in relation to any structure or arrangement that is an ordinary trust, any structure or arrangement that is a trust established under the Trusts Law (2011 Revision), or any will made pursuant to the Wills Law (2004 Revision). 

What provisions in the DPL does the exemption relate to?

Under this exemption the personal data is exempt from:

  • the first data protection principle to the extent that it requires compliance with paragraph 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (notification of the purpose for the processing); and
  • section 8 (the access right). 

Relevant provisions

Data Protection Law, 2017

Section 30: Exemption relating to legal professional privilege and trusts                                                                       

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