7 Savings

(1)

Nothing in principle 6 or principle 11 derogates from any provision that is contained in any enactment and that authorises or requires personal information to be made available.

(2)

Nothing in principle 6 or principle 11 derogates from any provision that is contained in any other Act of Parliament and that—

(a)

imposes a prohibition or restriction in relation to the availability of personal information; or

(b)

regulates the manner in which personal information may be obtained or made available.

(3)

Nothing in principle 6 or principle 11 derogates from any provision—

(a)

that is contained in any legislative instrument within the meaning of the Legislation Act 2012 made by Order in Council and in force—

(i)

in so far as those principles apply to a department, a Minister, an organisation, or a public sector agency (as defined in paragraph (b) of the definition of that term in section 2(1)) that is established for the purposes of assisting or advising, or performing functions connected with, a department, a Minister, or an organisation, immediately before 1 July 1983; and

(ii)

in so far as those principles apply to a local authority or a public sector agency (as so defined) that is established for the purposes of assisting or advising, or performing functions connected with, a local authority, immediately before 1 March 1988; and

(iii)

in so far as those principles apply to any other agency, immediately before 1 July 1993; and

(b)

that—

(i)

imposes a prohibition or restriction in relation to the availability of personal information; or

(ii)

regulates the manner in which personal information may be obtained or made available.

(4)

An action is not a breach of any of principles 1 to 5, 7 to 10, and 12 if that action is authorised or required by or under law.

(5)

Nothing in principle 7 applies in respect of any information held by the Department of Statistics, where that information was obtained pursuant to the Statistics Act 1975.

(6)

Subject to the provisions of Part 7, nothing in any of the information privacy principles shall apply in respect of a public register.

Section 7(3)(a): amended, on 5 August 2013, by section 77(3) of the Legislation Act 2012 (2012 No 119).