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Restrictions to Information Rights

When dealing with your information rights request, a data controller or processor can restrict your rights if they consider it necessary to safeguard:

  • National security;
  • Defence;
  • Public security;
  • The prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, including the safeguarding against and the prevention of threats to public security;
  • Other important objectives of general public interest of the Union or of a Member State, in particular an important economic or financial interest of the Union or of a Member State, including monetary, budgetary and taxation matters, public health and social security;
  • The protection of judicial independence and judicial proceedings;
  • The prevention, investigation, detection and prosecution of breaches of ethics for regulated professions;
  • A monitoring, inspection or regulatory function connected, even occasionally, to the exercise of official authority in the cases referred to in points (a) to (e) and (g);
  • The protection of the data subject or the rights and freedoms of others;
  • The enforcement of civil law claims.

If we do place a restriction then we will advise you unless we believe by doing so would undermine the purpose for the restriction. We will advise you of your right to complain to the Information Commissioner.

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