19. General exemptions

(1) The Board may make rules exempting Data Controllers from compliance with these Regulations or any parts of these Regulations.
(2) Without prejudice to subsection (1) above, section 12 shall not apply to the Board, the Court, the Regulator or the Registrar, except that the Registrar is still required to maintain records per section 12(1) and where necessary, prescribe written notifications per section 12(2).
(3) Without prejudice to subsection (1) above, sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 17 shall not apply to the Board, the Court, the Regulator or the Registrar if the application of these sections would be likely to prejudice the proper discharge by those entities of their powers or functions in so far as such powers or functions are designed for protecting members of the public against —
(a) financial loss due to dishonesty, malpractice or other seriously improper conduct by, or the unfitness or incompetence of, persons carrying on any Controlled Activities; or
(b) dishonesty, malpractice or other seriously improper conduct by, or the unfitness or incompetence of, persons carrying on Regulated Activities.