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Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (Act No. 4 of 2013)

Chapter 3 : Conditions for Lawful Processing of Personal Information

Part B : Processing of special personal information

29. Authorisation concerning data subject's race or ethnic origin



The prohibition on processing personal information concerning a data subject’s race or ethnic origin, as referred to in section 26, does not apply if the processing is carried out to—

(a)        identify data subjects and only when this is essential for that purpose; and

(b) comply with laws and other measures designed to protect or advance persons, or categories of persons, disadvantaged by unfair discrimination.