Click here for a brief summary of the Data Protection Act 2018.
Here is an example of how this website can be used:
Suppose you are a lawyer who receives a Subject Access Request from the opposing party in a case. You know that the GDPR sets out grounds on which you can decline to respond. You also know that the Data Protection Act sets out additional grounds on which you can decline to respond. You are aware that those additional grounds are set out somewhere in the Data Protection Act, but you are not sure where those additional grounds are listed.
You could begin by searching for "access". You will then see that Subject Access Requests are dealt with in Article 15 of GDPR. You then click on the "GDPR" link in the right-hand column. You will see, in the following order:
You then click on the "DPA" link in the right-hand column, to refer to the exact language of this restriction, at www.legislation.gov.uk. The page you will then see states at paragraph 18 that in this instance the "listed GDPR provisions" include Articles 15(1) to (3), which contain the requirement to respond to a Subject Access Request.
Search words will only be detected in the legislation if the exact expression is contained in the legislation. For example, the legislation does not use the exact expression "subject access request" - instead try "access". For "journalism", try "journal". For "policy", try "polic" (as this will include policies.
Shortcuts to common searches are provided.
If you want to look at a GDPR Article with highlighting for a particular sector, eg law, choose the sector at the foot of the Search page before clicking on the Article heading.