25 Manual unstructured data used in longstanding historical research
25 Manual unstructured data used in longstanding historical research

(1)     The provisions of the applied GDPR [the UK GDPR] listed in subsection (2) do not apply to personal data to which this Chapter [the UK GDPR] applies by virtue of section 21(2) [Article 2(1A)] (manual unstructured personal data held by FOI public authorities) at any time when—

(a)     the personal data—

(i)     is subject to processing which was already underway immediately before 24 October 1998, and

(ii)     is processed only for the purposes of historical research, and

(b)     the processing is not carried out—

(i)     for the purposes of measures or decisions with respect to a particular data subject, or

(ii)     in a way that causes, or is likely to cause, substantial damage or substantial distress to a data subject.

(2)     Those provisions are—