Digital Technology: Data Protection:Written question - 43221

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Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
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Asked on: 18 July 2016
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Digital Technology: Data Protection
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of tracking of digital devices through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on consumer rights and privacy.
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Answered by: Matt Hancock
Answered on: 21 July 2016

The Government takes both the protection of personal data and the right to privacy extremely seriously. Under the Data Protection Act owners should be informed how their data will be handled.

The independent regulator for information rights, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), has produced guidance on privacy on mobile apps, which is available at;

https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/1596/privacy-in-mobile-apps-dp-guidance.pdf

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