83 Meaning of “controller” and “processor”
83 Meaning of “controller” and “processor”

(1)     In this Part, “controller” means the intelligence service which, alone or jointly with others—

(a)     determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data, or

(b)     is the controller by virtue of subsection (2).

(2)     Where personal data is processed only—

(a)     for purposes for which it is required by an enactment to be processed, and

(b)     by means by which it is required by an enactment to be processed,

the intelligence service on which the obligation to process the data is imposed by the enactment (or, if different, one of the enactments) is the controller.