Data Protection Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:00 pm on 14th May 2018.

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Moved by Lord Keen of Elie

That this House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment 55.

55: After Clause 124, insert the following new Clause—“Data protection and journalism code(1) The Commissioner must prepare a code of practice which contains—(a) practical guidance in relation to the processing of personal data for the purposes of journalism in accordance with the requirements of the data protection legislation, and(b) such other guidance as the Commissioner considers appropriate to promote good practice in the processing of personal data for the purposes of journalism.(2) Where a code under this section is in force, the Commissioner may prepare amendments of the code or a replacement code.(3) Before preparing a code or amendments under this section, the Commissioner must consult such of the following as the Commissioner considers appropriate—(a) trade associations; (b) data subjects;(c) persons who appear to the Commissioner to represent the interests of data subjects.(4) A code under this section may include transitional provision or savings. (5) In this section—“good practice in the processing of personal data for the purposes of journalism” means such practice in the processing of personal data for those purposes as appears to the Commissioner to be desirable having regard to—(a) the interests of data subjects and others, including compliance with the requirements of the data protection legislation, and(b) the special importance of the public interest in the freedom of expression and information;“trade association” includes a body representing controllers or processors.”