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Under the UK GDPR, you must identify a lawful basis (or legal reason) you can use to justify why you process personal data. Use our guidance to work out which of the 6 lawful bases to use and avoid wasting time seeking consent you don't need.

You must identify a lawful basis to process personal data 

For all data processing activity you do under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), you must identify a 'lawful basis' (or bases, as you can choose multiple) to justify the processing of the personal data. We’d love to be able to tell you which basis or bases to use in each situation, but unfortunately you really do have to decide this yourself, based on the context and details of your processing activities.

This is one of the 7 principles of data processing under the UK GDPR - get

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