Digital Economy Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:25 pm on 13th September 2016.

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Photo of Antoinette Sandbach Antoinette Sandbach Conservative, Eddisbury 5:25 pm, 13th September 2016

The Secretary of State’s previous role was at the Home Office, which has an interest in online criminality and the vulnerability of children, so I hope that she will take note of the comments made today. There is much to welcome in the Bill. New regulations on data protection, which will largely replace the Data Protection Act 1998, may provide an opportunity to close some of the windows. I urge Ministers to consider such provisions given the large number of online grooming cases and the potentially devastating consequences.