36 The second data protection principle
36 The second data protection principle

(1)     The second data protection principle is that—

(a)     the law enforcement purpose for which personal data is collected on any occasion must be specified, explicit and legitimate, and

(b)     personal data so collected must not be processed in a manner that is incompatible with the purpose for which it was collected.

(2)     Paragraph (b) of the second data protection principle is subject to subsections (3) and (4).

(3)     Personal data collected for a law enforcement purpose may be processed for any other law enforcement purpose (whether by the controller that collected the data or by another controller) provided that—

(a)     the controller is authorised by law to process the data for the other purpose, and

(b)     the processing is necessary and proportionate to that other purpose.