Article 10

    Regulates the processing of personal data that is relating to criminal convictions and offences. The article says:

    Processing of personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences or related security measures based on Article 6(1) shall be carried out only under the control of official authority or when the processing is authorised by Union or Member State law providing for appropriate safeguards for the rights and freedoms of data subjects. Any comprehensive register of criminal convictions shall be kept only under the control of official authority.”

    This article applies to all data regarding criminal allegations, proceedings, convictions and data linked to related security measures.

    To process this type of personal data, the controller always has to comply with Art. 5, Art. 6 GDPR and also meet the requirements in Art. 10 GDPR. Art. 10 states that processing of personal data regarding criminal convictions and offences only can be carried out if:

    • Official authorities have control of the processing;
    • or if the processing is authorised by Union or Member State law.

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