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Matt Hancock MP questioned on EU data protection rules

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01 February 2017

The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee takes evidence from Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the EU data protection Directive and Regulation, the EU-US Privacy Shield and the EU-US Umbrella Agreement.

Witnesses

Wednesday 1 February, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Possible questions

  • What would you identify as the key safeguards in the data protection package that will ensure that people's fundamental rights, including the right to privacy, will be protected, and how do they differ from the regime that has been in place until now?
  • Assuming that the UK will be treated as third country on data protection issues once the UK is no longer a member of the EU, what will be the default position for data flows between the UK and the EU the day after we leave the EU if we haven't secured an adequacy decision?
  • What changes do you anticipate to the UK data protection regulatory landscape post-Brexit and what changes do you foresee, if any, to the role of the ICO?
  • Once the UK leaves the EU, we will no longer be a part of the EU-US Privacy Shield. What will be the arrangements for data sharing between the UK and the US after the UK leaves the EU?

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