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What steps does a data controller have to take under the Data Protection Act 1998 when transferring a database of personal data to a company taking over some of its operations?

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Published on LexisPSL on 24/04/2017

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What steps does a data controller have to take under the Data Protection Act 1998 when transferring a database of personal data to a company taking over some of its operations?

We have assumed for the purposes of this Q&A that there are no transfers of the personal data outside of the UK (and no other international element) and this Q&A relates to the transfer of a database of personal data which does not contain any sensitive personal data. We have also assumed that no industry or other specific regulation or guidance apply.

To the extent a situation is analogous to the sale of a database you may find the following Practice Note helpful: Dealing with a database (personal data)—data protection considerations. Among other things, that Practice Note explains that there are eight data protection principles

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