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Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 222803, tabled on 30 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2015 to Question 906848, what guidance his Department issues on when Government departments should seek to legislate to establish a legal basis for the sharing of personal data.

Answered on

4 February 2015

The Ministry of Justice does not publish guidance on when departments should legislate to establish a legal basis for sharing personal data. However, we have published general guidance for departments, which seeks to clarify the legal circumstances in which the data sharing powers of public bodies can be exercised. The Public Sector Data Sharing guidance can be found at:

https://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/information-access-rights/data-sharing/annex-h-data-sharing.pdf

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