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Last updated on 24 October 2018
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Under the GDPR, it’s crucial to identify the lawful basis (or legal reason) you can use to justify why you process personal data. Use the process below to work out which of the 6 lawful bases to use for each of your data processing activities, and avoid wasting time seeking consent that you don't need.

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Contents

  1. What are the lawful bases and why do they matter?
  2. Public task
  3. Legal obligation
  4. Fulfilling a contract
  5. Vital interests
  6. Legitimate interests
  7. Consent
  8. Additional conditions for special category and criminal offence data
  9. What do we do once we've identified our lawful basis?

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