Lords examines Data Protection Bill

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11 December 2017

The Data Protection Bill begins report stage, a further chance to examine the bill and make changes, in the Lords on Monday 11 December.

Members are expected to discuss a range of subjects including the protection of personal data, decisions concerning children and national security certificates.

Lords committee stage day six: Wednesday 22 November

Members are expected to discuss enforcement notices, compensation for the contravention of General Data Protection Regulation and the alteration of personal data.

Lords committee stage day five: Monday 20 November

Members discussed a code of practice for processing of personal data, enforcement notices and the confidentiality of information.

Lords committee stage day four: Wednesday 15 November

Members discussed regulations and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) after Brexit.

Lords committee stage day three: Monday 13 November

Members discussed processing of personal data and the right to be informed about the commercial use of personal data.

Lords committee stage day two: Monday 6 November

Members discussed parental consent for use of minors' data and education for schoolchildren on their rights relating to data protection.

Lords committee stage day one: Monday 30 October

Members discussed subjects including the GDPR, the right to protection of personal data and the age of child's consent in relation to information society services.

Lords second reading: Tuesday 10 October

Members discussed the key points raised by the bill including data protection reform, the processing of personal data for security and law enforcement purposes and minimum requirements for companies' age verification systems.

Members also raised issues relating to European Union withdrawal legislation and the flow of data between the EU and the UK post-Brexit.

Data Protection Bill

This bill will aim to:

  • update the UK’s data protection regime in accordance with new rules agreed at a European level
  • repeal and replace the Data Protection Act 1998
  • update regulations on four main matters: data processing; law enforcement data processing; data processing for national security purposes; and regulatory oversight and enforcement
  • update the enforcement powers available to the Information Commissioner and introduce new offences relating to the processing of personal data, amongst other measures

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