Data protection breaches by national news publishers

Part of Data Protection Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 2:45 pm on 15th May 2018.

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Photo of Mike Wood Mike Wood Conservative, Dudley South 2:45 pm, 15th May 2018

The hon. Gentleman is suggesting that it is somehow the tabloid press that is objecting and campaigning against Leveson 2. However, it was The Guardian that said, back in March, that Leveson 2 would be

“like a driver learning to steer by looking in the rear-view mirror at the road behind rather than the one ahead.”

Does the hon. Gentleman not see that that illustrates the fundamental weakness of expecting Leveson 2 to address the question of where the media should go from here to improve behaviour in future?