4 Prohibition of processing of personal data.

Bare Act

Section 4

No personal data shall be processed by any person, except for any specific, clear and lawful purpose.


Sections 4 to 11 are the heart of the Personal Data Protection Act. They can be compared with the charging section of taxation laws ^[facebook.com/r.dublish/what-is-charging-section].

This section makes it unlawful to process personal data unless it's for

  1. Specific purpose i.e. clearly defined or identified
  2. Clear purpose i.e. easy to perceive, understand, or interpret
  3. Lawful purpose

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