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Legal guidance

This section provides general information on the relevant law relating to the use of administrative data for research purposes. You should read it in full to familiarise yourself with some of the important Acts and legislation. It in no way attempts to be definitive in its guidance and the information is not intended to be legal advice.

Please consult your legal department or data holding organisation if you are unsure about the legality, ethics, security or disclosure risk of the research you are conducting. The ADLS cannot be held responsible for any actions taken as a result of reading this section. 

You may also wish to contact us for further information and advice relating to the law and administrative data.

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