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It comes into effect if you lose mental capacity, or if you no longer want to make decisions for yourself. You would set up an LPA if you want to make sure you’re covered in the future. If you lose mental capacity to make or communicate your own decisions before setting up a power of attorney, an organisation called the Court of Protection may become involved.

We have reviewed the purposes of our processing activities, and selected the most appropriate lawful basis for each activity. If you are processing criminal conviction data or data about offences you need to identify both a lawful basis for general processing and an additional condition for processing this type of data. We will guide you on all aspects of employment law, explaining clearly your options so that you can make an informed decision on a way forward.

If you want to set up an ordinary power of attorney you should contact your local Citizen’s Advice or get advice from a solicitor as there is a standard form of wording that must be used. Mental capacity means the ability to make or communicate specific decisions at the time they need to be made. To have mental capacity you must understand the decision you need to make, why you need to make it, and the likely outcome of your decision. This applies whether you collect the personal data directly from the individual or you collect their data from another source. It is therefore important to thoroughly assess upfront which basis is appropriate and document this. It may be possible that more than one basis applies to the processing because you have more than one purpose, and if this is the case then you should make this clear from the start.

A company decided to process on the basis of consent, and obtained consent from individuals. An individual subsequently decided to withdraw their consent to the processing of their data, as is their right. However, the company wanted to keep processing the data so decided to continue the processing on the basis of legitimate interests. You should think about your purposes, and choose whichever basis fits best. Individuals also have the right to erase personal data which has been processed unlawfully.

Universities are classified as public authorities, so the public task basis is likely to apply to much of their processing, depending on the detail of their constitutions and legal powers. If the processing is separate from their tasks as a public authority, then the university may instead wish to consider whether consent or legitimate interests are appropriate in the particular circumstances. For example, a University might rely on public task for processing personal data for teaching and research purposes; but a mixture of legitimate interests and consent for alumni relations and fundraising purposes.