Justice Committee

Press notice
No. 02 of Session 2007-08

29 November 2007: For Immediate Release


Protection of private data

In light of the admitted mishandling of private personal data by Her Majety's Revenue & Customs, the Committee will hold a one-off evidence session with the Information Commissioner. The Committee will explore issues connected with data protection generally, as well as the Information Commissioner's enforcement and supervisory powers.

Details of the oral evidence session are as follows:

Tuesday 4 December in The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 4.15pm: Richard Thomas, Information Commission; David Smith, Deputy Information Commissioner

A transcript of the session will be available (within 5 days) on the Reports and Publications page of the Committee's website: www.parliament.uk/conaffcom/

1. Committee Membership is as follows: Rt Hon Alan Beith MP (Chairman), Rosie Cooper MP, Mr David Howarth MP, Daniel Kawczynski MP, Siân James MP, Jessica Morden MP, Julie Morgan MP, Mr Humfrey Malins MP, Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, Robert Neill MP, Dr Nick Palmer MP, Mr Virendra Sharma MP and Mr Andrew Tyrie MP

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