172 Re-identification: effectiveness testing conditions

172  Re-identification: effectiveness testing conditions

(1)     For the purposes of section 171, in relation to a person who re-identifies information that is de-identified personal data, “the effectiveness testing conditions” means the conditions in subsections (2) and (3).

(2)     The first condition is that the person acted—

(a)     with a view to testing the effectiveness of the de-identification of personal data,

(b)     without intending to cause, or threaten to cause, damage or distress to a person, and

(c)     in the reasonable belief that, in the particular circumstances, re-identifying the information was justified as being in the public interest.

(3)     The second condition is that

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