New Clause 20 - Supplementary notes

Data Protection and Digital Information Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:15 pm on 29 November 2023.

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“(1) Subsection (2) applies if—

(a) a person holds a certificate from an accredited conformity assessment body certifying that digital verification services provided by the person are provided in accordance with a recognised supplementary code,

(b) the person applies for a note about one or more of the services to which the certificate relates to be included in the entry relating to that person in the DVS register,

(c) the application complies with any requirements imposed by a determination under section 51, and

(d) the person pays any fee required to be paid by a determination under section 52(1).

(2) The Secretary of State must include a note in the entry relating to the person in the DVS register recording that the person provides, in accordance with the recognised supplementary code referred to in subsection (1), the services in respect of which the person made the application referred to in that subsection.

(3) The Secretary of State may not otherwise include a note described in subsection (2) in the DVS register.

(4) For the purposes of subsection (1)(a), a certificate is to be ignored if—

(a) it has expired in accordance with its terms,

(b) it has been withdrawn by the body that issued it, or

(c) subsection (5) applies.

(5) This subsection applies if—

(a) the recognised supplementary code to which the certificate relates has been revised since the certificate was issued,

(b) the certificate was issued before the revision to the supplementary code took effect, and

(c) the supplementary code (as revised) provides—

(i) that certificates issued before the time the revision takes effect are required to be ignored, or

(ii) that such certificates are to be ignored from a date, or from the end of a period, specified in the code and that date has passed or that period has elapsed.

(6) In this Part, a note included in the DVS register in accordance with subsection (2) is referred to as a supplementary note.”—(Sir John Whittingdale.)

This amendment provides for a person to apply for a note to be included in the DVS register that they provide digital verification services in accordance with a recognised supplementary code.

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.