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Home Office Minister gives evidence on the EU Data Protection Package

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26 April 2017

The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee takes evidence from Baroness Williams of Trafford, Minister of State at the Home Office, Shona Riach,  Europe Director, Home Office and Lucy Bird, Director of Data and Identity, Home Office on the EU Data Protection Directive and Regulation, the EU-US Privacy Shield, and the EU-US Umbrella Agreement.

Witnesses

Wednesday 26 April, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10:45am

  • Baroness Williams of Trafford, Minister of State at the Home Office
  • Shona Riach, Europe Director, Home Office
  • Lucy Bird, Director of Data and Identity, Home Office

Possible questions

  • What is new in the Law Enforcement Directive and the Umbrella Agreement compared to the regime that has been in place until now?
  • What policy options are available to minimise disruption to EU-UK data transfers for law enforcement purposes in the absence of an 'adequacy' decision under Article 36 of the Law Enforcement Directive?
  • Do you see any grounds for concern that domestic legislation on data retention and surveillance could impede the UK's ability to share data with the EU post-Brexit?

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