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Data Protection Bill Scrutiny

The deadline for submitting written evidence is Friday 17 November 2017.

 

The Committee is currently scrutinising the Data Protection Bill.

The Bill implements a commitment in the 2017 Conservative Party manifesto to repeal and replace the UK's existing data protection laws to keep them up to date for the digital age in which ever increasing amounts of personal data are being processed.

It sets new standards for protecting personal data, in accordance with recent EU data protection laws, giving people more control over use of their data.

The Bill also helps prepare the UK for a future outside the EU.

The four main matters provided for in the Bill are general data processing, law enforcement data processing, data processing for national security purposes including processing by the intelligence services and regulatory oversight and enforcement.

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    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
    • Responses to Reports - Responses may be published as a Special Report, or as a Command Paper. They may also be appended to a Report should the Committee have substantial comments on the Response, in which case they can be found listed under Reports.
    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.