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Joint Committee on Human Rights
Accepting written evidence; in view of the expected publication of the Government’s Digital Harms White Paper, the deadline has been extended.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights is embarking on an inquiry into whether new safeguards to regulate the collection, use, tracking, retention and disclosure of personal data by private companies are needed in the new digital environment to protect human rights.
The key human right at risk is the right to private and family life (Article 8 ECHR), but freedom of expression (Article 10 ECHR), freedom of association (Article 11), and non-discrimination (Article 14 ECHR) are also at risk.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights seeks written evidence on the threats posed to human rights by the collection, use and storage of personal data by private companies and examples of where they have been breached.
Evidence given by Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner (Policy), Information Commissioner's Office, Dr Orla Lynskey, Associate Professor of Law, Department of Law, London School of Economics, Natasha Lomas, Editor, TechCrunch, and Antony Walker, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, techUK.
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
Joint Committee on Human Rights questions witnesses on risks and opportunities arising from the collection and aggregation of data