Data Protection Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:30 pm on 14th May 2018.

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Moved by Lord Mitchell

At end insert “, and do propose Amendment 53B instead of the words left out of the Bill by this Amendment and by Amendment 207”.

53B: After Clause 120, insert the following new Clause—“Personal data of national significance(1) Within a year of the passing of this Act, the Secretary of State must bring forward regulations made by statutory instrument which—(a) require the ICO to maintain a register of publicly controlled personal data of national significance; (b) require the NAO to prepare a code of practice for data controllers which contains practical guidance on how to obtain best value in relation to the commercial exploitation of personal data of national significance;(c) require the NAO to report annually to Parliament on the commercial exploitation of publicly controlled personal data of national significance.(2) A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (1) may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.(3) For the purposes of subsection (1), personal data controlled by public bodies is data of national significance if, in the opinion of the Commissioner—(a) the data furthers collective economic, social or environmental well- being,(b) the data has the potential to further collective economic, social or environmental well-being in future, and(c) financial benefit may be derived from processing the data or the development of associated software.”