Safeguarding amendment to Data Protection Bill
Farrer & Co have published a briefing on a safeguarding amendment (85) to the Data Protection Bill adopted by the House of Commons Public Bill Committee on 13 March 2018.
In summary, it provides for a lawful ground for the processing of special category personal data – without consent if the circumstances justify it – where it is in the substantial public interest, and necessary for the purpose of:
(i) protecting an individual from neglect or physical, mental or emotional harm; or
(ii) protecting the physical, mental or emotional well-being of an individual
where that individual is a child or an adult at risk.