Part 5 - General provision and interpretation

Data Protection and Digital Information Bill – in the House of Commons am 4:15 pm ar 29 Tachwedd 2023.

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Relevant benefits

16 In this Schedule “relevant benefit” means any of the following—

(a) a relevant social security benefit as defined in section 115CA(7);

(b) a child tax credit or working tax credit under the Tax Credits Act 2002;

(c) a payment, as mentioned in subsection (1A)(d) of section 1 of the Employment and Training Act (Northern Ireland) 1950, under arrangements made under that section.


17 In this Schedule any reference to a person who holds an account includes a reference to—

(a) a person who holds an account jointly with one or more other persons, and

(b) a person who is a signatory, or one of the signatories, to an account,

and “holder” is to be construed accordingly.

General interpretation

18 In this Schedule—

“account” includes a financial product;

“account information notice” has the meaning given in paragraph 2;

“benefit” includes any allowance, payment, credit or loan;

“cryptoasset” means a cryptographically secured digital representation of value or contractual rights that—

(a) can be transferred, stored or traded electronically, and

(b) uses technology supporting the recording or storage of data (which may include distributed ledger technology);

“the data protection legislation” has the same meaning as in the Data Protection Act 2018 (see section 3(9) of that Act);

“document” means anything in which information (in whatever form) is recorded;

“financial product” includes a cryptoasset;

“notice” means notice in writing, and “notify” is to be read accordingly;

“penalty notice” is defined in paragraph 9(4);

“personal data” has the same meaning as in the Data Protection Act 2018 (see section 3(2) of that Act);

“processing” has the same meaning as in that Act (see section 3(4) of that Act);

“the Tribunal” means the First-tier Tribunal.

Relationship with other powers

19 Nothing in this Schedule limits the powers conferred on the Department by section 103B (power to require information).”