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Following a proposed change in suppliers (for example, transferring to a new provider of outsourced services), is the data subject’s consent required when transferring personal data from one service provider to another?

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Produced in partnership with Ashley Roughton of Ipchambers.eu
Published on LexisPSL on 05/10/2016

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  • Following a proposed change in suppliers (for example, transferring to a new provider of outsourced services), is the data subject’s consent required when transferring personal data from one service provider to another?

Such a situation can arise, for example, in fulfilment, where supplies are made to a customer (the data subject if an individual) by the supplier on behalf of the purchaser of the supplier’s services.

The chain is: purchaser–> supplier–> customer.

It is inevitable that the supplier is going to keep, be given or generate a database of customer supply details. It is also the case that those details (email addresses, name and address, order history, financial credibility and so on) are going to constitute personal data within the meaning of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998), see Q&A: What is 'personal data' for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998? What, from a data protection perspective, then, happens if the s

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